These are Crazy! Russian Proverbs

A few pithy gems from Mother Russia:Babushka

  • A fly cannot enter a closed mouth.
  • Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn sometimes.
  • Fear the Greeks bearing gifts.
  • Small children give you headache; big children heartache.
  • Rooster today, feather duster tomorrow.
  • Take time to smell the roses.
  • The hammer shatters glass but forges steel.
  • Without a shepherd, sheep are not a flock.
  • You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.

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