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French proverbs

The heart sees farther than the head.

A sin that is hidden is half forgiven.

It is not enough to run;
You must start on time.

Prices are forgotten, the quality remains.

What was hard to endure is sweet to recall.

The first half of life is spent in longing for the second,
And the second half in regretting the first.

Youth lives on hope,
Old age on remembrance.

Only he who does nothing makes a mistake.

You often meet your destiny on the road you take to avoid it.

A bad workman never finds a good tool.

You can cage a bird, but you can’t make it sing.

You are either hammer or anvil.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

You cannot be very smart if you have never done anything foolish.

A fault denied is twice committed.

A woman’s heart dries quicker than her tears.


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