Запретный плод сладок
With accent marks:
Запре́тный плод сла́док.
The forbidden fruit is sweet.
Similar proverbs are found in many languages of the world. They all originate from the Bible.
Nowadays, the expression is used as a warning to those who like to enjoy harmful activities: smoking, drinking alcohol, etc.
Other Russian proverbs
Trust but verify.
Под лежачий камень вода не течёт
Water does not flow under a lying stone.
The beauty of a debt is its payment
Что имеем – не храним, а потерявши – плачем
We don't appreciate what we have but we cry when we lose it.
Лучше горькая правда, чем сладкая ложь
Bitter truth is better than sweet lies.
You can't spoil the porridge with butter.
When I eat I am deaf and mute.
Appetite comes with eating.
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