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Do good and do not look to whom. Good neighbors are hard to find. No hay mejor hermano que un buen vecino al lado.

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There is no better brother than a good neighbor. The greatest scholars are not the best preachers. Unos dicen lo que saben y otros saben lo que dicen. Some say what they know and others know what they say. Healthy mind, healthy body. Mente sana en cuerpo sano. He that knows nothing doubts nothing. Quien nada sabe, de nada duda. He who laughs last laughs best. His bark is worse than his bite.

Perro ladrador, poco mordedor. Barking dog, little biting. Honesty is the best policy. Better a bitter truth than many sweet lies. If you lie down with dogs, you'll get up with fleas.

Proverbs - Lawless Spanish

He who walks with wolves learns to howl. In unity there's strength. It's a labor of love. Todo sea por el amor al arte. All be for the love of art. Jack of all trades, master of none. Aprendiz de todo y maestro de nada.

Apprentice of everything and master of nothing. Keep your chin up. A mal tiempo buena cara. To bad weather, good face. Kill two birds with one stone. Kill two birds with one shot. Knowledge is power. El saber no ocupa lugar.

Knowledge does not occupy space. Know your neighbor from the books he reads.

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If you want to know your neighbor, find out which books he usually reads. Let sleeping dogs lie.


Water that you shall not drink, let it run. Like father, like son. De tal palo, tal astilla. From such wood, such splinter. Live within your means.

Spanish proverbs: Dicho y hecho

Live like a rich man and you will save like a poor one. Look before you leap. Antes que te cases, mira lo que haces. Before you marry, look at what you do. Love is blind. El amor es ciego. Man does not live on bread alone. A man is known by the company he keeps. Tell me who you walk with and I'll tell you who you are. Man is the master of his destiny. Cada quien es el arquitecto de su propio destino. Each one is the architect of his own destiny.

Misery loves company. Como el perro del hortelano, ni come ni deja comer. The farmer's dog neither eats nor allows others to eat. A moment on the lips, a lifetime in the heart. El que dice lo que quiere, oye lo que no quiere. He who says what he wants, hears what he does not want. Money talks. Con dinero baila el perro. With money the dog dances. Necessity is the mother of invention.

La experiencia es la madre de ciencia. Experience is the mother of science. Nobody's perfect. Even the best writer slips up with a smudge. Nothing is certain but death and taxes. Everything has a solution, except death. Once bitten twice shy. The scalded cat flees from cold water. One good turn deserves another.

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Amor con amor se paga. Love is paid with love. One man's trash is another man's treasure. El piso de uno es el techo de otro. The floor of one is the ceiling of another. One swallow does not a summer make. Una golondrina no hace el verano. No hay que ahogarse en un vaso de agua. The shrimp that falls asleep is carried off by the current. Al que madruga Dios lo ayuda. God helps the one who gets up early. Del dicho al hecho hay largo trecho.

From said to done there is a long way. No hay mal que por bien no venga. Transparent Language is a leading provider of best-practice language learning software for consumers, government agencies, educational institutions, and businesses. We want everyone to love learning language as much as we do, so we provide a large offering of free resources and social media communities to help you do just that! Depends on the context, since this phrase can be used in a variety of metaphorical senses. If you give me the context, I would be able to fine tune the translation. Hmmm, that is not a word in Spanish.

Unless you give me a different spelling that one is probably an approximation or some context, there is no way of finding out. Then look no further than our list of 15 Spanish proverbs, complete with examples that demonstrate how to use them! When something bad has happened maybe caused by you! The proverb reiterates the fact that there is not always just one specific path to get to a certain goal.

Meaning: This saying has two main interpretations.