Russian proverb – Even the Emperor won’t see his face.


Хвали́лся чёрт всем ми́ром владе́ть,

а Бог ему́ и над свиньёй не дал

вла́сти.

obama-mirror

Literal:

The devil boasted to rule the whole world,

but God didn’t give him power even over

the pig.

English Equivalent:

Deprive a mirror of its silver and

even the Emperor won’t see his face.

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