Russian proverb of the week

Не плюй в колодец – пригодится водицы напиться

With accent marks:

Не плюй в коло́дец – пригоди́тся води́цы напи́ться.


Do not spit in the well - you will need it when thirsty


This proverb is used as a warning against a rash and short-sighted action when someone is about to ruin his relationship with someone else over something insignificant. You never know, but the same person might help you later or even save your life.

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