More French proverbs

Posted by R. Berg on February 07, 2002

In Reply to: French expressions posted by TM on February 06, 2002

: I was actually looking for french expressions that can be translated into english litteraly....
: For example:
: he who risks nothing has nothing - qui ne risque rien n'a rien
: or
: Money is the root of all evil-l'argent est la racine de tous les maux

: I am not quite sure what is was that people posted in reply to my question.... but it wasn't what I was looking for. I guess I wasn't clear with my question, sorry :) So there are some examples of what I am looking for. Can anyone come up with some more???

From this one, I learned that French has "The end justifies the means" and "At night all cats are gray."
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