Swiss proverbs

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Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak.
J. August Strindberg
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  • "Jedum Lappi schis Chappi" (Jedem Narren seine Kappe)
    • Translation: "To every fool his hat"
    • Possible Interpretation: Everybody gets his extra wish
  • "Kein Rauch ohne Feuer"
    • Translation: "No smoke without fire"
    • Translation: "Where smoke rises, there must also be a fire"
  • "Wer den Rappen nicht ehrt ist des Frankens nicht wert
    • Translation: "Who doesn't honor the Rappen isn't worth the Franken" (swiss currency, 100Rappen = 1Franken)
  • "Le diable se cache dans les détails"
    • Translation: "The devil hides himself in details"
  • "Y a pas le feu au lac"
    • Translation: "The lake is not on fire"
    • Possible Interpretation: Relax, no need to hurry
  • "Sometimes you have to be silent to be heard"