French Proverbs

Beauty, unaccompanied by virtue, is as a flower without perfume.

Skeptics are never deceived.

Set a thief to catch a thief.

Ready money works great cures.

Report makes mischiefs greater than they need to be.

Fashion is a tyrant from which there is no deliverance; all must conform to its whimsical.

One may go a long way after one is tired.

In too much discourse, truth ist lost.

Youth lives on hope, old age on memories.

Life is half spent before one knows what it is.

To leave is to die a little.

He who is near the Church is often far from God.

He that goes a-borrowing goes a-sorrowing.

A wise fox will never rob his neighbours hen roost.

The sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness.

Nothing is as burdensome as a secret.

One beggar at the door is enough.

Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in marble.

It is very hard to shave an egg.

He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned.

To believe a thing is impossible is to make it so.

He who comes from afar may lie without fear of contradiction as he is sure to be listened to with the utmost attention.

One flower will not make a garland.

Wait until it is night before saying that is has been a fine day.

A good lawyer is a bad neighbor.

Glutton: one who digs his grave with his teeth.

People count the faults of those who keep them waiting.