Corsican ProverbsRating Mail
Through falls and stumbles, one learns to walk.
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He who leads an immoral life dies an immoral death.
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A curse turns against the one who uttered it.
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He who has money and friends, turns his nose at justice.
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He who goes slowly, goes surely; and he who goes surely, goes far.
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Some die; others bloom.
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He who does not know how to plant will plant in November.
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He who lives fast goes straight to his death.
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At the end of many disasters, there's always an Italian.
Note : (Probably in reference to Corsica's centuries-long history of conflict with Genoa.)
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The fox can lose his fur but not his cunning.
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You have to come into the world in order to enjoy the world.
Meaning - You have to be born in order to pasture.
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He who has an ass, farts.
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Flatter the mother to get the girl.
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What was done at night, is laughed about during the day.
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He who studies does not waste his time.
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One who scorns is one who buys.
Note : (Referring to the scorning of merchandise. Alternative: He who scorns wants to buy.)
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He who wants to have arms and necessities can take them himself.
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Lies have twisted limbs.
Meaning - You can tell when someone's lying.
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A closed mouth catches neither flies nor food.
Meaning - A closed mouth gets neither bread nor victuals.
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What goes around comes around.
Meaning - The house takes, the house returns.
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The doctor comes to the house where the sun can't reach.
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Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
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Anyone who lives will know trying times.
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He who sleeps cannot catch fish.
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A fortune-teller would never be unhappy.
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He who puts off something will lose it.
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When you've been had, you go home.
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He who eats holy bread has to deserve it.
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He who protects himself from cold also wards off heat.
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Some work, others merely daydream.
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If you own two houses, it's raining in one of them.
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He who bends over too far shows his rear end.
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Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
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If someone isn't handsome by nature, it's useless for them to wash over and over again.
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He who has nothing will not eat. If you want flour, go gather chestnuts.
Note : Chestnut flour is a Corsican specialty.
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Company drags a man to the scaffold.
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The woman makes the man. (Every good man has a good woman behind him.)
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Hunger drives the wolf from its den.
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The festival of Ŕmpaza comes to pass.
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Pulled too far, a rope ends up breaking.
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In Frassetu and Tavera, don’t say "cuppa," because they’ll punch you in the face.
Note : (Accupa is Corsican for "knock out" - cuppa is probably local slang meaning the same.)
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The word goes out but the message is lost.
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A curse turns around and strikes the one who uttered it in the face.
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A thin cat and a fat woman are the shame of a household.
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Words have no bones, but can break bones.
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By firelight, an old rag looks like sturdy hemp fabric.
Note : (At night, everything looks better.)
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The maquis has no eyes, but it sees all.
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Theory dominates practice.
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The most beautiful laughter comes from the mouth of a mourner.
Note : (Nervous laughs due to stress.)
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As there is Easter, so there are meager times.
Note : (Feasts are followed by scarcity.)
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