Speak highly of the lake, but stay on the bank.

A woman is not a harmonica that you put aside when you have used it.

Drunkards know no danger.

Love thy neighbour, but pull not down thy hedge.

Fire starts with sparks.

You can get farther with a friendly word than with a club.

There are many lies but barely one truth.

Your head is not only for putting a hat on.

He is guilty who is not at home.

The earth will cover the doctor's mistakes.

Deficiencies come by the kilo and go by the gram.

If you chase two hares at the same time, you will catch neither of them.

God is looking for those who come to Him.

The devil likes to hide behind a cross.

The fear of death takes away the joy of living.

Love will find a way. Indifference will find an excuse.

A woman's beauty cannot warm a winter's night.

He who licks knives will soon cut his tongue.

The tavern is far, but I will walk carefully.

Who laughs at you also cries for you.

Borrowed bread lies heavy on the stomach.

The obliging fool is worse than an enemy.

Drink a glass of wine after your soup and you will be stealing a ruble from the doctor.

A friendly word is better than a heavy cake.

Fire begins with sparks.

If the devil is powerless, send him a woman.

Fools love not the wise, drunkards love not the sober.

Love tells us many things that are not so.

Those sitting above can easily spit on those below.

The church is near, but the way is icy. The tavern is far, but I will walk carefully.

A hungry wolf is stronger than a satisfied dog.

The lame man laughs at the blind.

With a friendly word you get farther than with a club.

If you marry a young woman, make sure your friends stay outside.

To see a friend no road is too long.

No matter how hard you try the bull will never give milk.

You don't really see the world if you only look through your own window.

No wind is too cold for lovers.

No cook ever died of starvation.

Only when you have eaten a lemon do you appreciate what sugar is.

There are no old friendships in business.

Who gives in need, gives double.

God sits on high and he sees far.

The malicious cow disturbs the whole herd.

Love well whip well.

The devil always takes back his gifts.

Black souls wear white shirts.

A crow will never be a falcon.

Flies will not land on a boiling pot.