Popular Dominican Proverbs
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• Until the nail is hit, it doesn't believe in the hammer.

• The way of this world is to praise dead saints and persecute living ones.

• A good surgeon must have a hawk's eye, a lion's heart and a woman's hand.

• Pay what you owe and you will know what you are worth.

• Nicknames are used in case the Devil comes asking for you.

• If fate throws a knife at you, there are two ways of catching it: by the blade or by the handle.

• The devil always paints himself black, but we always see him rose-colored.

• The rain that is going to fall doesn't wet you.

• If you drink Brugal (rum) you either fight or have sex.

• When you are really hungry no bread is too hard to eat

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