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Spanish proverbs with English equivalent

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Entre el dicho y el hecho, hay mucho trecho
Talk is cheap
Levantarse del pie izquierdo
To get up on the wrong side of the bed
A buenas horas
It's about time
Para bailar tango se necesitan dos
It takes two to tango
Despacio voy, porque de prisa estoy
Haste makes waste
Borra con el codo lo que escribe con la mano
The left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing
Si quieres enemigos, presta dinero a tus amigos
keep money and friendship separate
Es preferible ser la cabeza de un ratón qué cola de léon
It's better to be the boss of a small business than the servant of a rich
Te enseño a nadar y ahora me ahogas
You bite the hand that feeds you
Ladrillo sobre ladrillo hace casa
slow and steady wins the race
El dinero vale más que la ley
Money talks
A buen entendor, pocas palabras bastan
To someone with good understanding, only a few words are necessary
Aprendiz de mucho, maestro de nada
Jack of all trades, master of none
Del árbol caído todos hacen leña
To kick someone when they're down