Category Archives for Quotes About Life

Quotes about Life is the section where you will find all kinds of phrases and saying and quotes that inspire, motivate, and help deal with the fun and the difficult times in Life.

“Gato con guantes no caza ratones.” – A cat with mittens cannot hunt mice.

Gato con guantes no caza ratones. A cat with mittens cannot hunt mice. One cannot knead dough without getting one’s hands into the thick of it. To get a task properly done one must forgo elegancies and refinements that are … Continue reading

08. January 2013 by spanishphrases
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“Errando se aprende a herrar.” – In English:

Errando se aprende a herrar. By making mistakes (errar: “to make mistakes”) one learns the blacksmith’s trade (herrar). By trial and error we learn.

07. January 2013 by spanishphrases
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“En todas partes se cuecen habas.” In English:

En todas partes se cuecen habas. ”Habas” everywhere are cooked. Habas are a type of broad bean. They used to be regarded as food for the poor as well as for animals. No one and no place is exempt from … Continue reading

06. January 2013 by spanishphrases
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“Más vale ser cabeza de ratón que cola de león.” in English:

Más vale ser cabeza de ratón que cola de león. Better to be a mouse´s head than a lion’s tail. According to this famous Spanish saying, it is preferable to lead at a more modest level than to be one-among … Continue reading

05. January 2013 by spanishphrases
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“En tierra de ciegos, el tuerto es rey.” – In the land of the blind, the one-eyed is king.

En tierra de ciegos, el tuerto es rey. In the land of the blind, the one-eyed is king. Even a mediocre person can stand out if surrounded by lesser people.

04. January 2013 by spanishphrases
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“En casa del herrero, cuchara de palo.” – In the blacksmith´s house, a wooden spoon.

En casa del herrero, cuchara de palo. In the blacksmith´s house, a wooden spoon. It notes that in the place where it would be most expected to find something it´s often absent. It´s used as well when children don´t follow … Continue reading

02. January 2013 by spanishphrases
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“Del árbol caído, todos hacen leña.” – Everyone cuts firewood from the fallen tree.

Del árbol caído, todos hacen leña. Everyone cuts firewood from the fallen tree. When someone “falls” there´s usually no lack of opportunists who will swiftly look for ways of deriving personal profit from the circumstances.

01. January 2013 by spanishphrases
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“Barriga llena, corazón contento.” – A full belly and a happy heart.

Barriga llena, corazón contento. A full belly and a happy heart. After eating well, things don’t seem half as bad and concerns not half as urgent. We see things in a brighter light and feel content… hopefully not to the … Continue reading

30. December 2012 by spanishphrases
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“Más vale solo que mal acompañado.” – Being alone is preferable to being in bad company.

Más vale solo que mal acompañado. Being alone is preferable to being in bad company.

29. December 2012 by spanishphrases
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“Dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres.” In English:

Spanish Quote about life for today: Dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres. Tell me who you are friends with and I´ll tell you who you are. Much can be inferred about a person´s character and tastes by … Continue reading

28. December 2012 by spanishphrases
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