Bosnian or Herzegovinian Proverbs

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Don’t be misled by the tears of a beggar.

Why would you use poison if you can kill with honey?

Who lies to you will lie against you.

When the ass was invited to the wedding feast he said, “They need more wood and water.”

When an ant gets wings, it loses its head.

Two things rule the world: reward and punishment.

The eyes of all cheats are full of tears.

He who heeds the first word of his wife must listen forever to the second.

During the battle you cannot lend your sword to anyone.

Clean your own yard first before asking others to clean theirs.

A tree does not grow from the sky.

A brave man seldom is hurt in the back.

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