Spanish proverbs offer insight into Spanish culture, history, and society, and are often used in speech and writing. There is no substitute for knowing them, and if you can use them in yourself, so much the better. Below are all the standard proverbs used in Spanish, along with English translations and explanations. Use the Search Box at left if you cant't navigate your way to what you want.
o todo o nada
all or nothing
ojos que no ven, corazón que no siente
out of sight, out of mind. (lit.: eyes that do no see, heart that does not feel)