Russian Proverbs

A small leak will sink a great ship.

Acknowledgement is half of correction.

Gossip needs no carriage.

A kind word is like a Spring day.

He who doesn’t risk never gets to drink champagne.

Every road has two directions.

Praise loudly, blame softly.

Failure teaches you more than success.

Every seed knows its time.

Take time to smell the roses.

Success and rest don’t sleep together.

You don’t get something for nothing.

If you don’t have time to do it right you must have time to do it over.

One does not wash one’s dirty linen in public.

You cannot break through a wall with your forehead.

Take the bull by the horns.

Do not make an elephant out of a fly.

Water does not run under a lying stone.

A man is judged by his deeds, not by his words.

The calmer you go, the further along you will be.

If everyone gives one thread, the poor man will have a shirt.

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