, pub-0418880821635173, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 World of Proverbs: Enemies (101-115)

Enemies (101-115)

There is no worse pestilence than a familiar enemy.
— English

Trust not a new friend nor an old enemy.
— English

Wealth is enemy to health.
— English

What causes any battle to be lost is
the needless fear of the enemy's strength.
— Filipino

When a man has no one to play
with he plays with his enemy.
— African (Annang)

When your enemy's horse falls into a pit, do not rejoice,
for your own child may fall into it too.
— African (Yoruba)

When two enemies blow one horn,
the third will have to suffer for it.
— Danish

Whether a rabbi or a bathhouse keeper,
all have enemies.
— Yiddish

Who mistrusts everybody is the real
enemy of the village.
— Ugandan

Wine is a turncoat—first a friend, then an enemy.
— English

You do not know who is friend or
enemy until the ice breaks.
— Icelandic

Your close friend can be your
worst enemy and vice versa.
— Ghanaian

Your enemy will not praise you,
even though you catch a leopard and give it to him.
— African (Hausa)

Your friend lends and your enemy asks payment.
— Dutch

Your enemy makes you wise.
— Italian