Posted by Masakim on September 06, 2003
In Reply to: Old dogs posted by Shae on September 06, 2003
: : Hi,
: : Can I ask if there are any other languages which have the expression (literally translated from Spanish):
: : "The devil knows more by being old than by being a devil"
: : In being used fairly often on the Madrid streets these days. I ask because it does seem uniquely clever and universal, characteristics which should elevate it to multilanguage status.
: There's one used here in Ireland: 'The old dog for the road.' The old dog has survived through experience. It's used to describe a person who has survived many difficulties and has learned much from the experiences.
The devil is full of knowledge because he is old.
The devil knows many things because he is old.