Greek Proverbs (255 Proverbs)


  • No need to teach an eagle to fly.
    (Greek Proverb)

  • He who revealeth his secret maketh himself a slave.
    (Greek Proverb)

  • An iron rod bends while it is hot.
    (Greek Proverb)

  • You easily forget the eyes that don't see you any more.
    (Greek Proverb)

  • The fly sat upon the axle of the chariot-wheel and said "What a lot of dust I raise!"
    (Greek Proverb)


  • Listen to that which is well said even if it is from the mouth of an enemy.
    (Greek Proverb)

  • From a broken violin do not expect fine music.
    (Greek Proverb)

  • What is true is no more sure than the probable.
    (Greek Proverb)

  • One word spoken in anger may spoil an entire life.
    (Greek Proverb)

  • If you steal something small you are a petty thief, but if you steal millions you are a gentleman of society.
    (Greek Proverb)

  • Danger can only be overcome by more danger
    (Greek Proverb)

  • They sowed the seed of an 'if' but it didn't germinate.
    (Greek Proverb)

  • Never give a sword to a fool or power to an unjust man.
    (Greek Proverb)

  • He who plunders with a little boat is a pirate; he who plunders with a fleet is a conqueror.
    (Greek Proverb)

  • All things good to know are difficult to learn.
    (Greek Proverb)

  • You have to put a young girl onto an old man.
    (Greek Proverb)

  • The best fish hook cannot catch limp cheese.
    (Greek Proverb)

  • It is useless to knock at the door of a deaf man.
    (Greek Proverb)

  • For mortals vanished from the day's sweet light I shed no tear rather I mourn for those who day and night live in death's fear
    (Greek Proverb)

  • What is good to know is difficult to learn.
    (Greek Proverb)

  • One witness one liar; more witnesses, all liars.
    (Greek Proverb)

  • If you cannot catch a fish, do not blame the sea.
    (Greek Proverb)

  • Curses are like chickens; they come home to roost.
    (Greek Proverb)

  • The tongue has no bones, yet it breaks bones
    (Greek Proverb)

  • Never consult a doctor who has never been ill himself.
    (Greek Proverb)

  • He who is born in jail loves jail.
    (Greek Proverb)

  • A young man should not marry yet, an old man not at all.
    (Greek Proverb)

  • You cannot reason with a hungry belly; it has no ears.
    (Greek Proverb)

  • Take a young woman for the pleasure of possessing her until she is old.
    (Greek Proverb)

  • It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest.
    (Greek Proverb)


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