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Лбом стенку не расшибешь [Lbom stenku ne rasshibesh'] - You cannot break a wall with your forehead
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Лежачего не бьют [Lezhachego ne b'yut] - One shouldn't beat the one who fell

Don't strike a man when he is down.

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Лес рубят - щепки летят [Les rubyat - shhepki letyat] - When wood is chopped, woodchips will fly

You can't make an omelette without breaking an egg.

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Лиха беда начало [Likha beda nachalo] - The most difficult - to begin, then it will be easie

The first step is the hardest.

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Лицом красавица,а нравом только черту нравится [Litsom krasavitsa,a nravom tol'ko chertu nravitsya] - She has a face of a beauty, but only hell likes her temper

A woman has the form of an angel, the heart of a serpent, and the mind of an ass.

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Ложка дегтя портит бочку мёда [Lozhka degtya portit bochku myoda] - A spoonful of tar spoils a barrel of honey

A fly in the ointment; The rotten apple spoils the barrel.

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Лучше добрые соседи, чем далёкая родня [Luchshe dobrye sosedi, chem dalyokaya rodnya]

Better a good neighbor than a bad relative.

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Лучше меньше, да лучше [Luchshe men'she, da luchshe] - It's better less but better

Too much of the thing is good for nothing.

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Лучше один раз увидеть, чем сто раз услышать [Luchshe odin raz uvidet', chem sto raz uslyshat'] - It's better to see once than to hear hundred times

A picture is worth a thousand words.

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Лучше поздно, чем никогда [Luchshe pozdno, chem nikogda] - Better late than never
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