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Brazilian Proverbs & Quotes

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Brazilian Proverbs & Quotes

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“A timely ‘no’ beats a hasty ‘yes’.”

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“Never poke a jaguar with a short stick.”

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“Others will measure you with the same rod you use to measure them.”

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“The devil takes what you’ve earned undeservedly.”

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“One should not eat meat where one earns his bread.”

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“If it were ever to rain soup, the poor would only have forks.”

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“The earth is not thirsty for the blood of the warriors but for the sweat of man’s labour.”

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” A bent stick will never be straight.”

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“Too much alms, the saint will be suspicious.”

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“He who wants everything loses everything.” Brazilian Proverb

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