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Russian Proverbs and Quotes

Russian Proverbs and Quotes

Russian Proverbs and Quotes

Russian Proverbs are a traditional and straightforward saying that expresses a truth based on common sense or experience. Some Russian proverbs exist in other languages because people share with cultures similar to theirs. The popularity of Russian proverbs is due to the universality of their meaning and because most people can relate to them in some way and on some level.

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“God keeps those safe who keep themselves safe.”

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“Visiting is good, but home is better.”

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“Time makes the best healer.”

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“Every vegetable has its time.”

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“Ride slower — get further.”

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“The snail is coming, who knows when it arrives.”

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“Morning is wiser than the evening.”

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“Quality goods advertise themselves.”

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“A bad compromise is better than a good lawsuit.”

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“When you rush, you make people laugh.”

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“Forbidden fruit is the sweetest.”

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“Don‘t go to another monastery with your own rules.”

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“Every joke has a grain of truth.”

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“Visiting as a guest is good but it’s better at home.”

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“Without effort, you won’t even pull a fish out of a pond.”

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“Beauty requires sacrifice.”

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“Don’t dig a hole for someone else or you will fall into it yourself.”

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“The best offense is a good defense.”

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“It’s better to have 100 friends that 100 rubles.”

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“Nothing will happen in your life unless you try something.”

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“Silence gives consent.”

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“An old friend is better than two new friends.”

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“Those who wake up early are served by God.”

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“If you like to sled, you have to like to drag the sled.”

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“Live with wolves, howl like a wolf.”

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“Fear‘s eyes are large.”

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“Love until you’re in the coffin.”

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“Everything is good in its time.”

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“A Russian harnesses slowly but rides fast.”

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“What’s on one’s mind is on one’s tongue.”

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“Live for a century, learn for a century.”

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“Always live, always learn (and die being a fool.”

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“Measure seven times, cut once.”

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“A spoken word is not a sparrow. Once it flies out, you can’t catch it.”

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Museums in Russia

Russia

  • Country:                            Russian Federation
  • Capital:                              Moscow
  • Population                        144 million

Flag of Russia

The flag of Russia is a tricolor flag consisting of three equal horizontal fields: white on the top, blue in the middle, and red on the bottom. The flag was first used as an ensign for Russian merchant ships and became official as the flag of the Tsardom of Russia in 1696. It remained in use until the establishment of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic (RSFSR) in 1917.

During the period of the Soviet Union, it used a flag with a red field with a golden hammer and sickle and a golden bordered red star on top. With the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the pre-revolutionary tricolor was re-introduced as the flag of the Russian Federation in 1991 in the 1:2 ratio. The Tsarist tricolor was fully restored in 1993 after the constitutional crisis as the current flag.

A Tour of Proverbs

Russia

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“God gave, God took back.”
– Russian Proverb

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Photo Credit: Fyodor Alekseyev [Public domain]

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