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Swiss Proverbs and Quotes

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“A greedy person and a pauper are practically one and the same.”

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“Better to sell with regret than to keep with regret.”

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“The tongue is the worst piece of meat in the world.”

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“As the stone leaves your hand it belongs to the devil.”

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“It is easier to criticize than to do better.”

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“When one shuts one eye, one does not hear everything.”

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“Words are dwarfs, deeds are giants.”

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“Sometimes you have to be silent in order to be heard.”

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“Speech is silver; silence is golden.”

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Switzerland:

  • Country:                              Swiss Confederation
  • German:                              Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft
  • French:                                Confédération suisse
  • Italian:                                 Confederazione Svizzera
  • Romansh:                            Confederaziun svizra
  • Capital:                                None.  Bern is the seat of the federal authorities.
  • National language             German, French, Italian, Romansh
  • Population                          8.4 million

Map of Switzerland:

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“The devil hides himself in details.” Swiss Proverb

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