Today we bring you a collection of Russian sayings to better understand the philosophy of life in Russia through its complex history and the peoples and people who inhabited it.

These Russian proverbs leave us with valuable life lessons that we can apply to our daily lives.

Original Russian sayings of all kinds

We leave you here a total of 15 Russian sayings that summarize some Russian life values.

1. “A big ‘thank you’ is not put in a pocket.”

Appreciation is worth much more than money or material goods.

2. “The origins themselves are an indelible mark.”

The roots are always there to remind us where we come from.

3. “A man is saved from a shipwreck at sea and drowns on the beach.”

Sometimes we are frustrated by petty problems, yet we are able to achieve unthinkable milestones.

4. “If you walk quickly you will meet misfortune; if you walk slowly misfortune will meet you.”

The key is balance.

5. “It’s not the law that’s scary, it’s the judge.”

We humans are the ones who make mistakes, even though the law is just.

6. “The more you walk in the forest, the more wood you find.”

A Russian saying that helps us to value effort and constancy.

7. “The heroes who know how to sacrifice best, are those who know how to kill best.”

Sacrifice and bravery have their reward.

8. “The man who makes his fortune in a year should be hanged twelve months earlier.”

Something bad is happening when someone makes a fortune in a short space of time.

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9. “Tears that fall are bitter, but those that do not fall are bitterer.”

Suppressing crying is even worse than expressing this inner sadness.

10. “The hands work, but the head feeds.”

If you have an inner world, your thoughts will nourish your life.

11. “No one has ever been hanged with money in his pocket.”

A phrase about the power of money and influence.

12. “Telling the truth is like writing well, you learn by doing.”

To stop lying and start acting with sincerity is a simple matter of courage and constancy.

13. “After the storm, the wind will blow in your favor”

There’s no harm that doesn’t come from good. Bad spells precede moments.

14. “To miss the past is to run after the wind.”

Memories only exist in our minds, but it is useless to hold on to them.

15. “You don’t die twice if you don’t escape death once.”

And so far, we hope you have liked the Russian proverbs and that you will find a way to apply them to your life.