Portuguese Proverb

Quotes
Quote Topics Cited
A fault confessed is half forgiven. Justice & Injustice
A fault confessed is half remedied. Human Nature
A hungry belly hears nobody. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
A seat in the council is honor without profit. Leaders & Leadership
All bite the bitten dog. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
An ally is to be taken with his faults. Miscellaneous
An angry man heeds no counsel. Human Nature
Better be wrong with the many than right with the few. Power
Better deserve honor and not have it, than have it and not deserve it. Slogans & Mottoes
Better have friends in the market-place than money in your coffer. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Despise your enemy and you will soon be beaten. War & Peace
Destroy the lion while he is but a whelp. War & Peace
Even though the treason be approved, the traitor is always abhorred. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Favor oft avails more than justice or reason. Human Nature
Give orders, and do no more, and nothing will be done. Leaders & Leadership
Give orders, and do no more, and nothing will get done. Leaders & Leadership
Good and bad make up a city. Miscellaneous
Good is the delay which makes sure. Miscellaneous
He doubts nothing who knows nothing. Human Nature
He that would speak the truth must have one foot in the stirrup. Miscellaneous
He threatens many who affronts one. Slogans & Mottoes
He who has four and spends five, has no need of a purse. Money, Coins & Minting
He who is well prepared has won the battle. War & Peace
He who serves two masters has to lie to one. Management & Managing Government
If a rich man ate a snake, they would say it was because of his wisdom. Power
If a rich man ate a snake, they would say it was because of his wisdom. Power
If you would be a good judge, hear what every one says. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
It is bad to have a servant, but worse to have a master. Miscellaneous
King's entreaties are commands. Power ;Leaders & Leadership
King's entreaties are commands. Leaders & Leadership
Kings have long arms. Power ;Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
Kings have long arms. Power
Laws go where money pleases. Money, Coins & Minting ;Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
Laws go where money pleases. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
Like king, like law; like law, like people. Leaders & Leadership
Make a silver bridge for a fleeing enemy. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Much law, but little justice. Justice & Injustice
Never cut what can be untied. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
No one is a good judge in his own cause. Human Nature
No one is always right. Slogans & Mottoes
One wrong submitted to, another follows. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Peace with a cudgel in hand is war. War & Peace ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Promising is not giving, but serves to content fools. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Saints don't fill the belly. Religion & God
Soft words and hard arguments. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
Tell your friends a lie; if they keep it secret, tell them the truth. Management & Managing Government
The minute the law is devised, its evasion is contrived. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
The righteous pays for the sinner. Miscellaneous
There are ills that happen for good. Miscellaneous
There is plenty of corn in Castile, but he who has none, starves. Poverty
There's no compassion like the penny. Poverty
Though we are black, we are men, and have souls. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Though we are dark-skinned, we are men, and have souls. Minorities & Women
Trust not a new friend or an old enemy. Miscellaneous
Two eyes see more than one. Miscellaneous
War is sweet to him who does not go to it. War & Peace
What's everybody's work is nobody's work. Miscellaneous
When bulls fight, woe to the frogs. War & Peace
Where there is no might right loses itself. Miscellaneous
Where there's no might there's no right. Military & Veterans
Wind and fortune are not lasting. Miscellaneous