Gnome Proverbs and Wisdom
good merchant has neither money nor goods.
net will catch more than a pole.
priest's belly is made up of several sheepskins.
ages are submissive to love.
cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far place.
raise your stick and the dog won't bark at you.
what is cooked, listen to what is said.
honor is not an honor, if there is nothing to eat.
him who does not believe in signs, there is no way to live in the
can cheat a fish of its skin.
word is as good as a tied knot.
the pocket is empty, the judge is deaf.
you don't deceive, you can't sell.
words are picked up like gold coin.
one knows how the poor man dines.
everything is a mermaid that dives into the water.
age is not a joy, but death is not a gain.
man in a field is not a warrior.
lasts till the army comes, and the army lasts till peace comes.
hands love the labor of others.
horse loves oats; the earth, manure; and the governor, tribute.
wise man boasts of his goods and wares; the foolish one of his young wife.
no harm in wine, it's drunkenness that is at fault.
every high mountain, there is a higher one.
you have smoked out the bees, you can't eat the honey.
can't do everything at once.
do not drink soup with a knife.
not choose your wife at a dance, but in the field among the harvesters.
is easy to carry but difficult to gather.
a lie which heals than a truth which wounds.
seems expensive on credit.
not protect yourself with a fence, but rather by your friends
handful of friends is better than a wagon load of gold.