Wise Sayings: Letter D

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    Wise Sayings


    Don't sail out farther than you can row back.
    Category: Prudence Source: Danish
    Don't say amen to an unacceptable prayer.
    Source: Turkish
    Don't scuffle with the potter, for he makes money by the damage.

    Source: Spanish
    Don't sell the bear-skin before you have killed the bear.

    Source: German
    Don't sell the skin till you have caught the fox.

    Source: Danish
    Don't send away your cat for being a thief.

    Source: Spanish
    Don't set sail on someone else's star.
    Source: African proverb
    Don't shake the tree when the pears fall off themselves.

    Source: Slovakian
    Don't shoot the messenger.
    Source: Latin
    Don't show me the palm tree, show me the dates.

    Source: Afghan
    Don't show your teeth if you can't bite.

    Source: French
    Don't shut the barn door after the horse is stolen.

    Source: French
    Don't snap your fingers at the dogs before you are out of the village.

    Source: French
    Don't speak to the man at the helm.

    Source: French
    Don't speak unless you can improve on the silence.

    Source: Spanish
    Don't spoil the ship for a halfpenny-worth of tar.

    Source: Spanish
    Don't stand by the water and long for fish; go home and weave a net.
    Category: Animals Source: Chinese
    Don't stay long when the husband is not at home.

    Source: Japanese
    Don't stop the way of a bull or of a current of air.

    Source: Spanish
    Don't take any wooden nickels.
    Category: Authenticity Source: American
    Don't take no for an answer.
    Author: Unknown
    Don't talk Latin before the Franciscans.

    Source: French
    Don't talk unless you can improve the silence.
    Author: Unknown
    Don't teach fishes to swim.

    Source: French
    Don't teach your grandmother to suck eggs.

    Source: French
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