171 Greek Proverb

Greek Proverb

It’s better to lose an eye than to get a bad name.

Greek Proverb

If one gets the reputation ~ name~ of being something, it is very hard to lose it.

117 Greek Proverb

Greek Proverb

Whoever gets burnt by (hot) soup blows the (cool) yogurt.

Greek Proverb

When someone has had a bad experience they tend to be overcautious. For example, someone who has been betrayed does not trust anyone anymore. Akin to Once bitten, twice shy.

188 Greek Proverb

Greek Proverb

Literally: You gave a knife, you’ll take a knife.

Greek Proverb

Equivalent to: You live by the sword, you die by the sword. This is quoted in the New Testament ~ the original Bible written in Greek~ . When the Roman soldiers appeared to arrest Jesus, one of Christ’s companions pulled out a knife to protect him. Jesus stopped him and told that quote verbatim.