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.
tal padre tal hijo
like father, like son
tanto va el cántaro a la fuente, que al fin se rompe
there is a limit to all things. (lit.: so often goes the pitcher to the fountain that it finally breaks)