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118. > He that never climbed never fell. -->/English/
=>> One who does not do anything never makes mistakes. --> /Russian/

119. => He that pays the piper calls the tune. -->/English/
=>> The one who drives a cart holds the reins. --> /Russian/

120. => He that will eat the kernel must crack the nut. -->/English/
=>> There is no fruit without labour. --> /Russian/

121. => He that would have eggs must endure the cackling of hens. -->/English/
=>> If you like to go sledging then learn to like taking the sledge (uphill). --> /Russian/

122. => His bark is worse than his bite. -->/English/
=>> He who makes many threats makes little harm. --> /Russian/

123. => Homer sometimes nods. -->/English/
=>> There are some spots on the sun, too. --> /Russian/

124. => Honey catches more flies than vinegar. -->/English/
=>> A kind word gives comfort even to a cat. --> /Russian/

125. => An a hour in the morning is worth two in the evening. -->/English/
=>> Morning is wiser than evening. --> /Russian/

126. => A horse that has four legs. -->/English/
=>> A horse has four legs but still it stumbles. --> /Russian/

127. => If the blind lead the blind both shall fall into the ditch. -->/English/
==> A cross-eyed man does not teach a one-eyed one. --> /Russian/

128. => If the mountain will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet must go to the mountain. -->/English/
=>> If the mountain does not come to Mahomet, than Mahomet goes to the mountain. --> /Russian/

129. => If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas. -->/English/
=>> You will pick up (everything) from the people you associate with. --> /Russian/

130. => If you run after two hares, you will catch none. -->/English/ 
=>> If you chase two hares, you will catch none. --> /Russian/

131. => If you want a pretence to whip a dog, say that he ate the frying-pan. -->/English/
=>> The one who wants to hit a dog will easily find a stick. --> /Russian/

132. => In for a penny, in for a pound. -->/English/
=>> If you called yourself a milk mushroom, get into the basket (of bast). --> /Russian/

133. => In the country of the blind the one-eyed man is a king. -->/English/
=>> Among the blind the one-eyed is a king. --> /Russian/

134. => It is a long road that has no turning. -->/English/
=>> The sun will shine through my window, too. --> /Russian/

135. => It is easier to pull down than to build. -->/English/
=>> Breaking is not making. --> /Russian/

136. => It is easy to be wise after the event. -->/English/
=>> You cannot improve anything with your hindsight. --> /Russian/

137. => It is never too late to learn. -->/English/ 
=>> It is never late to learn. --> /Russian/

138. => It is never too late to mend. -->/English/
=>> It is never late to correct one's mistakes. --> /Russian/

139. => It is no use crying over spilt milk. -->/English/
=>> You will not help trouble with tears. --> /Russian/

140. => It is not the places that grace the men, but men the places. -->/English/
=>> It is not the place that graces a man, but a man the place. --> /Russian/

141. => It is too late to call back yesterday. -->/English/
=>> One does not beat the drums after the wedding. --> /Russian/

142. => It is too late to lock the stable door when the horse has bolted. -->/English/
=>> One does not brandish one's fists after a fight. --> /Russian/

143. => It never rains but it pours. -->/English/
=>> When misfortune has come, open the gate. --> /Russian/

144. => It is a bold mouse that nestles in the cat's ear. -->/English/
=>> Do not put your finger into the wolf's mouth. --> /Russian/

145. => It is a foolish bird that fouls its own nest. -->/English/
=>> It is an ill bird that does not like its own nest. --> /Russian/

146. => It is a small world. -->/English/
=>> The world is crowded. --> /Russian/

147. => It is no use pumping a dry well. -->/English/
=>> One cannot draw water in a sieve. --> /Russian/

148. => Jack of all trades, master of none. -->/English/
=>> To take up everything is to accomplish nothing. --> /Russian/

149. => Jam tomorrow and jam yesterday - but never jam today. -->/English/
=>> You cannot be fed on "tomorrows". --> /Russian/

150. => Keep your breath to cool your porridge. -->/English/
=>> Eat a mushroom pie and hold your tongue behind your teeth. --> /Russian/

151. => Keep your mouth shut and your ears open. -->/English/
=>> Keep you ears wider and your mouth narrower. --> /Russian/

152. => The last drop makes the cup run over. -->/English/
==>> The last drop overfills the cup. --> /Russian/

153. => The last straw breaks the camel's back. -->/English/
==>> If you put a pair of mittens on a heavy cart, you will immediately notice it. --> /Russian/

154. => Learn to walk before you run. -->/English/
==>> For each thing there is its own turn. --> /Russian/

155. => Least said, soonest mended. -->/English/
==>> Speak less but do more. --> /Russian/

156. => The leopard cannot change his spots. -->/English/ 
==>> No matter how well you feed a wolf he will constantly be looking towards the wood.

157. => Let bygones be bygones. -->/English/ 
==>> The one who will make mention of the past should have an eye out. --> /Russian/

158. => Let each tailor mend his own coat. -->/English/
==>> Do not take up the matter which does not belong to you, but do not be lazy doing your own work.

159. => Let every man praise the bridge he goes over. -->/English/
==>> Do not spit into the well, you may want to drink out of it. --> /Russian/

160. => Let sleeping dogs lie. -->/English/ 
==>> Do not tease the dog, so he will not bite. --> /Russian/

161. => Life is not all beer and skittles. -->/English/
==>> To live life is not the same as crossing a field. --> /Russian/

162. => Like father, like son. -->/English/
==>> An apple does not fall far from the apple tree. --> /Russian/

163. => Little strokes fell great oaks. -->/English/ 
==>> An ant is small but digs hills. --> /Russian/

164. => Live and learn. -->/English/ 
==>> Live a century, learn a century. --> /Russian/

165. => Live and let live. -->/English/
==>> Live and let others live. --> /Russian/

166. => A living dog is better than a dead lion. -->/English/
==>> A living dog is better than a dead lion. --> /Russian/

167. => Look before you leap. -->/English/ 
==>> Do not plunge into the water if you do not know where the ford is. --> /Russian/

168. => Lookers-on see most of the game. -->/English/
==>> It is easier to see from the sidelines. --> /Russian/

169. => Love laughs at locksmiths. -->/English/
==>> You cannot keep love under lock and key. --> /Russian/

170. => Love me, love my dog. -->/English/
==>> If you love me you should not hit my dog. --> /Russian/

171. => May hay while the sun shines. -->/English/ 
==>> Mow (grass, corn, etc.) while there is still dew. --> /Russian/

172. => A man can do no more than he can. -->/English/
==>> A man cannot jump higher than his own head. --> /Russian/

173. => A man cannot whistle and drink at the same time. -->/English/
==>> You cannot hold two water-melons in one hand. --> /Russian/

174. => A man is known by the company he keeps. -->/English/
==>> Tell me who your friend is and I will tell you who you are. --> /Russian/

175. => Man proposes, God disposes. -->/English/
==>> Man proposes, God disposes. --> /Russian/

176. => Many a little makes a mickle. -->/English/ 
==>> A sea gathers by drops. --> /Russian/

177. => Many hands make light work. -->/English/
==>> Working together makes it light but working separately you might as well give it up. --> /Russian/

178. => Men may meet but mountains never greet. -->/English/
==>> A mountain never meets a mountain, but a man will meet a man. --> /Russian/

179. => Mere words will not fill a bushel. -->/English/
==>> You cannot sew a cap out of a "thank you". --> /Russian/

180. => The more haste, the less speed. -->/English/ 
==>> The slower you ride the farther you will go. --> /Russian/

181. => The mouse that has one hole is quickly taken. -->/English/
==>> It is a bad mouse that knows only one loophole. --> /Russian/

182. => Necessity is the mother of invention. -->/English/ 
==>> Need will teach you to fire pots. --> /Russian/

183. => Need makes the old wife trot. -->/English/
==>> Need makes the blacksmith stitch boots. --> /Russian/

184. => Needs must go when the devil drives. -->/English/
==>> Need will make one catch mice. --> /Russian/

185. => Never buy a pig in a poke. -->/English/
==>> Do not buy a cat in a sack. --> /Russian/

186. => Never do things by halves. -->/English/
==>> Do not say you were doing (something) but say you have done (it). --> /Russian/

187. => Never fish in troubled water. -->/English/
==>> Do not fish in turbid water. --> /Russian/

188. => Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. -->/English/
==>> Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. --> /Russian/

189. => No gain without pain. -->/English/ 
==>> One must bend down to have a drink from a brook. --> /Russian/

190. => None but the brave deserve the fair. -->/English/
==>> Towns are captured by courage. --> /Russian/

191. => None is so blind as those who will not see. -->/English/
==>> The eye is not sightless but cannot see us. --> /Russian/

192. => Nothing seek, nothing find. -->/English/
==>> Water does not run under a lying stone. --> /Russian/

193. => Nothing venture nothing have. -->/English/ 
==>> Risk is a noble thing. --> /Russian/

194. => An oak is not felled at one stroke. -->/English/
==>> You cannot fell an oak with one stroke. --> /Russian/

195. => One cannot put back the clock. -->/English/
==>> What has passed cannot be returned. --> /Russian/

196. => One good turn deserves another. -->/English/
==>> The beauty of a debt is in its payment. --> /Russian/

197. => One man no man. -->/English/
==>> A single man in the field is not a warrior. --> /Russian/

198. => One man's meat another man's poison. -->/English/
==>> A ford for a horse is flood for a hen. --> /Russian/

199. => Prevention is better than cure. -->/English/
==>> If you are ill, undergo treatment; if you are well, take care of your health. --> /Russian/

200. => The proof of the pudding is in the eating. -->/English/ 
==>> You can tell a dinner by eating it and a person's intellect by listening to him. --> /Russian/

201.=> Rome was not built in a day. -->/English/ 
==>> Moscow was not built all of a sudden. --> /Russian/

202. => The rotten apple injures its neighbors. -->/English/
==>> One rotten apple makes the whole cart of apples rot. --> /Russian/

203. => Score twice before you cut once. -->/English/
==>> Measure seven times, cut once. --> /Russian/

204. => Seeing is believing. -->/English/
==>> Do not believe other people's speech but believe your own eyes. --> /Russian/

205. => So many men, so many minds. -->/English/
==>> So many heads, so many minds. --> /Russian/

206. => Such carpenters, such chips. -->/English/
==>> One can tell a workman by his work. --> /Russian/

207. => Sweep before your own door. -->/English/
==>> Do not put blame on your neighbor but look a yourself. --> /Russian/

208. => There’s many a slip between the cup and the lip. -->/English/ 
==>> Do not say "hup!" until you have jumped over (something). --> /Russian/

209. => There is small choice in rotten apples. -->/English/
==>> Horse-radish is not sweeter than garden radish. --> /Russian/

210. => Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. -->/English/
==>> If you want good for yourself do harm to no one. --> /Russian/

211. => Throw dirt enough, and some will stick. -->/English/
==>> Slander is like coal - it is will not burn you, but will make you dirty. --> /Russian/

212. => Time and tide wait for no man. -->/English/
==>> Time doesn't wait. --> /Russian/

213. => Too much water drowned the miller. -->/English/
==>> Measure is the truth of any matter. --> /Russian/

214. => Tread on a worm and it will turn. -->/English/
==>> Anybody's patience eventually comes to an end. --> /Russian/

215. => A tree is known by its fruit. -->/English/
==>> Looking at a tree see its fruit, looking at a man see his deeds. --> /Russian/

216. => Truth will out. -->/English/
==>> One cannot hide an awl in a sack. --> /Russian/

217. => Two heads are better than one. -->/English/ 
==>> One head is good, but two is better. --> /Russian/

218. => The unexpected always happens. -->/English/
==>> If one knew where he could fall down one would spread straw there. --> /Russian/

219. => Well begun is half done. -->/English/ 
==>> A good beginning is half the work. --> /Russian/

220. => What can't be cured must be endured. -->/English/
==>> There is no use grieving over something that cannot be undone. --> /Russian/

221. => When in Rome, do as the Romans do. -->/English/ 
==>> One does not enter another monastery with one's own rules. --> /Russian/

222. => A word spoken is past recalling. -->/English/
==>> A word is not a sparrow - if it flies out (of the mouth) you will not catch it. --> /Russian/

223. => You can not see a mote in another's eye but cannot see a beam in your own. -->/English/
==>> You can see a knot in other people's eyes but cannot see a beam in your own. --> /Russian/

224. => You can take a horse to water but you cannot make him drink. -->/English/
==>> You cannot force people to like you. --> /Russian/

225. => You cannot judge a tree by its bark. -->/English/
==>> Do not judge a water-melon by its rind and a man by his clothes. --> /Russian/

226. => You can't make an omelets without breaking eggs. -->/English/
==>> You cannot scramble or fry eggs without breaking them. --> /Russian/

227. => You never miss the water till the well runs dry. -->/English/
==>> You will know the price of a thing after you have lost it. --> /Russian/

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