French Proverb

French is a Romance language globally spoken by about 77 million people as a first language (mother tongue), by 190 million as a second language, and by about another 200 million people as an acquired foreign language, with significant speakers in 57 countries

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When we cannot get what we love, we must love what is within our reach.
Adversity is the touchstone of friendship.
What was hard to endure is sweet to recall.
To understand all is to forgive all.
One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.
Pray, pray very much but beware of telling God what you want.
Everything passes, everything wears out, everything breaks. (tout passe, tout lasse, tout casse)
Everyone thinks his own burden heavy.
A crow is no whiter for being washed.
A father is a banker provided by nature.
A white wall is the fool's paper.
Anger is a bad counselor.
Better the foot slip than the tongue.
Everything passes, everything breaks, everything wearies.
From word to deed is a great space.
Greedy eaters dig their graves with their teeth.
He is rich who owes nothing.
He that does not ask will never get a bargain.
He that seeks trouble never misses.
He who survives will see the outcome.
Honey is sweet but bees sting.
If the young only knew; if the old only could.
If youth but had the knowledge and old age the strength.
Life is an onion and one peels it crying.
Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one's own self.
Love makes the time pass. Time makes love pass.
No one is so generous as he who has nothing to give.
Ready money works great cures.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
There is no flying without wings.
There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.
Those who do not do politics will be done in by politics.
Travellers from afar can lie with impunity.
Wait until it is night before saying that is has been a fine day.
We know the worth of a thing when we have lost it.
We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
When one has one's hand full of truth it is not always wise to open it.
With enough 'ifs' we could put Paris in a bottle.

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