Proverbs are brief but meaningful sayings that contain some wisdom or observation on life and people. Many are familiar and some are quite profound, but beware of always taking to heart the wisdom of a proverb! They are not necessarily correct or true! After all, they are meant to be fun as well as clever!

Let’s look at some o them. Can you find an equivalent proverb in Spanish?

All’s well that ends well. It’s the final outcome that matters, despite what happens on the way.

Appearances are deceptive. Never judge something on its appearance.

Barking dogs seldom bite. People who make the most noise are usually the ones who act least.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Judging appearance is up to the individual.

Seeing is believing. You are likely to believe what you see with your own eyes.

Too many cooks spoil the broth. Something can be ruined if too many people try to do the same job at the same time.

Take the bull by the horns. Cope with a problem head-on without fear.

Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched. Don’t assume you have gained something until it has been proven.

Clothes don’t make the man. It is the person that matters, not the clothes he or she wears.

Never tell your enemy that your foot aches. Don’t expose your weaknesses to someone who can wield power over you.

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Being discontented with what you have leads to believe that others are more fortunate.


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