Riaba The Hen Russian Version Once upon a time there lived an old woman and an old man. They were very poor, and often went hungry. One of their few earthly belongings was a hen which laid very few eggs. One day the hen laid a golden egg. The old man set it on the … More Russian – English Comparison of “The Goose That Laid The Golden Egg”
Racism? But isn’t it only a form of misanthropy?
“If there is any substitute for love, it is memory”
“In any man who dies there dies with him, his first snow and kiss and fight. Not people die but worlds die in them.”
“Tell me who’s your friend and I’ll tell you who you are.” “EE” This one is for you.
“In a quarrel, leave room for reconciliation”
“Love and eggs are best when they are fresh”
If you go to war pray once, If you go on a sea journey pray twice, But pray three times if you are going to be married
The interpretation of Dreams is a great art. Quote by: Paracelsus
For us in Russia, Communism is a dead dog, while, for many people in the West, it is still a living lion Quote by: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn For us in Russia, communism is a dead dog, while, for many people in the West, it is still a living lion. Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/russia.html#TTkHPR8HjAydjdKe.99
Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man. Quote by Fyodor Dostoevsky
War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood Quote by: Alexander Berkman
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. Quote by: Ann Rand
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. Quote by: Sholom Aleichem
Счастье всегда выглядит маленьким, когда ты держишь его в руках, но отпусти его, и сразу узнаешь, как оно велико и драгоценно. “Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.”
Если вы не знаете, что делать, идти быстро и выглядите обеспокоенным When you don’t know what to do, walk fast and look worried
Вели́к те́лом, да мал де́лом. Literal: Big of the body but small by his deeds. Penny wise and pound foolish
Велик местом, а говорить не с кем. Better fed than taught.
Брюхо сыто, да глаза голодны. Literal: The belly is full, but the eyes are hungry His eyes are bigger than his belly
Где то́нко — там и рвётся. The chain is no stronger than its weakest link.
Где любовь и совет, там и горя нет. Where love and advice exists, there is no grief.
В чужо́й монасты́рь со свои́м уста́вом не хо́дят. Literal: Nobody goes to another monastery with one’s own charter. When in Rome, do as Romans do.
В ти́хом о́муте че́рти во́дятся. Literal: It’s the still waters that are inhabited by devils. Still waters run deep.
Беда́ никогда́ не прихо́дит одна́. Literal: Trouble never comes alone. When it rains, it pours.
Хорошо смеётся тот, ктосмеётсяпоследним. He laughs best who laughs last.
Хлеб-соль ешь, а правду-матку режь. Literal: Eat bread and salt, cut the mother truth Honesty is the best policy.
Хва́стать — не коси́ть, спина́ не боли́т. Literal: Bragging is unlike mowing; it won’t make your back ache. “A” or “B” A boaster and a liar are first cousins. Disclaimer: It’s so disheartening when doing research to find what correlates with some the proverbs. In this one I had a choice between the top picture … More Russian proverb – A boaster and a liar are first cousins.
Язы́к мой — враг мой, пре́жде ума́ глаго́лет. Literal: My tongue is enemy mine, speaks ahead of mind. A fool’s tongue runs before his wit. Disclaimer: Thought I should qualify this one, doing a search in google, Joe Biden’s picture kept popping up under this quote. Wasn’t going to use it at first, but it is … More Russian proverb – A fool’s tongue runs before his wit.
Язык говорит, а голова и не ведает. The tongue speaks, but the head doesn’t know.
Язы́к до Ки́ева доведёт. Literal: Your tongue can get you all the way to Kiev. A clever tongue will take you anywhere.