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Francesi

Amour ne s'achete, ni se vend; mais au prix d'amour, amour se rend
Après bon vin, bon cheval
Aux chevaux maigres, va la mouche
C'est l'ambassade de Viarron, trois chevaux et une mule
Ce cheval est chargé de maigre, il revient de la Rochelle
Cet homme monte sur ses grands chevaux
Cherchez la femme
Cheval blanc, bon pour le père et les enfants
Cheval ronfleur, bon marcheur
De poulain rogneux devient souvent un cheval précieux
Des femmes et des chevaux il n'y en a point sans défauts
En son fumier cheval engraisse, quand il repose à son aise
Il a beau aller à pied qui mène son cheval par la bride
Il est bon cheval de trompette
Il faut être compagnon de sa femme et maître de son cheval
Il n'y a cheval si bon qui ne bronche
Il n'y a femme, cheval ou vache qui n'ait quelque tâche
Jamais cheval, ni méchant homme n'amenda pour aller à Rome
La nuit tous les chats sont gris
Di notte tutti i gatti sono grigi
Le cheval à oeil verron, est tout mechant ou tout bon
Le jeu de l'etrille equivaut à un picotin d'avoine
Les chevaux courent les benefices et les ânes les atrapent
Les fiançailles chevauchent en selle et le repentir en croupe
Maison de terre, cheval d'herbe, ami de bouche, ne vaillent pas une mouche
Méchant poulain peut devenir bon cheval
On touche toujours le cheval qui tire
Prova a ragionare sull'amore, e perderai la ragione
Quand il n'y a plus d'avoine dans l'auge, les chevaux se battent
Se boter et n'avoir cheval, est pure folie et très-grand mal

 



Tedeschi

Auch der beste Gaul stolpert einmal
Aus klattrigen Fohlen werden die schönsten Hengste
Besser ein blindes Pferd, als ein leeres Halfter
Die Pferde hinter den Wagen spannen
Es gibt kein Pferd so gut dass es nicht stolperte
Fehlt's an Pferden, reitet man Esel
Geschenkte Pferden darf man nicht in's Maul sehen
Mit eigner Peitsche und Fremden Rossen ist gut fahren
Stolpert doch auch ein Pferd mit vier Beinen
Wer jung reitet, geht alt zufuss




Spagnoli

Alzan tostado, antes muerto que consado
El cabeza de moro se tenisse ugnia buena valria mas que l'oro
Morsillo itto y sin sennal, muchos lo quieren y pocos lo han




Inglesi

Absence makes the heart grow fonder (L'assenza fa crescere il cuore più affettuoso)
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it (L'assenza accresce l'amore, la presenza lo fortifica)
Abundance, like want, ruins many (L'abbondanza, coma la miseria, rovina molti)
Acorns were good till bread was found (Le ghiande erano buone fino a quando fu inventato il pane)
Actions speak louder than words (Le azioni parlano più forte delle parole)
A man without money is no man at all (Un uomo senza soldi non è affatto un uomo)
A horse hired, never tired (A horse made and a wife to make)
A horse may stumble though he have four legs (Un cavallo può inciampare anche se ha quattro zampe)
Alms never make poor (L'elemosina non rende mai poveri)
April rains for corn; May for grass (Aprile piove per il grano, maggio per l'erba)
Art has no enemy but ignorance (L'arte non ha nemici, eccetto l'ignoranza)
Better a mouse louse in the pot than no flesh at all (Meglio un topo che spidocchia in una pentola che niente carne del tutto)
Fortune is made of glass (La fortuna è fatta di vetro)
For want of a nail the shoe is lost, for want of a shoe the horse is lost, for want of a horse the rider is lost)
Gamesters and race-horses never last long (Giocatori d'azzardo e cvalli da corsa non durano mai a lungo)
If you cannot bite, never show your teeth (Se non puoi mordere, non mostrare i tuoi denti)
If you have not a capon, feed on onion (Se non hai un cappone, nutrisciti di cipolla)
It's only the dead who don't return (Solo i morti non ritornano)
Laws catch flies, but let hornets go free (Le leggi prendono le mosche, ma lasciano andare liberi i calabroni)
Like tree, like fruit (Tale l'albero, tale il frutto)
Look not a gift horse in the mouth (A caval donato non si grada in bocca)
Love is the true reward of love (L'amore è la vera ricompensa dell'amore)
Plant the crab-tree where you will, it will never bear pippins (Pianta il melo selvatico dove vuoi, non produrrà mai mele renette)
Poverty is not a shame, but the being ashamed of it is (La povertà non è una vergogna, ma lo è il vergognarsi di essa)
Share not pears with your master, either in jest or in earnest (Non spartire le pere col tuo padrone, né per scherzo né sul serio)
The horse that draw most, it's most whipped (---)
The pen is mightier than the sword (La penna è più potente della spada)
The wife, the horse and the sword may be shew'd, but not lent (---)
There is no good accord where every man would be a lord (Non vi è un buon accordo dove ogni uomo vuole essere un sovrano)
Thought is free (Il pensiero è libero)
When the manger is empty, the horses fight (Quando la greppia è vuota, i cavalli litigano)
Where every man is master, the world goes to wreck (Dove ogni uomo è padrone, il mondo va alla distruzione)
You can take a horse to water but you can't make it drink (Puoi condurre un cavallo all'abbeveratoio, ma non puoi costringerlo a bere)

Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic
Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good
Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand
Stupidity got us into this mess - why can't it get us out?
Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand
Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there
Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly and for the same reason
An optimist thinks that this is the best possible world. A pessimist fears that this is true
There is always death and taxes; however death doesn't get worse every year
People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them that Benjamin Franklin said it first
It's easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them
I don't mind going anywhere as long as it's an interesting path
Anything free is worth what you pay for it
Indecision is the key to flexibility
It hurts to be on the cutting edge
If it ain't broke, fix it till it is
I don't get even, I get odder
In just two days, tomorrow will be yesterday
I always wanted to be a procrastinator, never got around to it
Dijon vu - the same mustard as before
I am a nutritional overachiever
My inferiority complex is not as good as yours
I am having an out of money experience
I plan on living forever. So far, so good
I am in shape. Round is a shape
Practice safe eating - always use condiments
A day without sunshine is like night
I have kleptomania, but when it gets really bad, I take something for it
If marriage were outlawed, only outlaws would have in-laws
I am not a perfectionist. My parents were, though
Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you like
You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster
One of life's mysteries is how a two pound box of candy can make you gain five pounds
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment
Time may be a great healer, but it's also a lousy beautician
Brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever
Age doesn't always bring wisdom. Sometimes age comes alone
Life not only begins at forty, it begins to show
You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stopped laughing

 


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