French Proverbs

The future is purchased by the present.

Bear with evil and expect good.

A friend is known in time of need.

A clear conscience is a good pillow.

A lie travels round the world while truth is putting her boots on.

A stitch in time saves nine.

A rolling stone gathers no moss.

Learning is there for every man.

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

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Friends are lost by calling often and calling seldom.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

He is rich enough who owes nothing.

A fault once denied, is twice committed.

A great estate is not gotten in a few hours.

Don’t find fault with what you don’t understand.

Adversity makes a man wise.

It is not enough to run, one must start in time.

Better to be seen alone than in bad company.

Better to wear out than rust out.

No news is good news.

Easy to say is hard to do.

Gentleness does more than violence.

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

You can’t have your cake and eat it.

All is well that ends well.

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