I am from Romania and am looking for an idiom for a week now. We have in Romanian a idiom that
Looks like this: “The sword won’t cut the humble head”. I don’t know if it exists in English. It’s about the benefits one can have bay being quite. But is more than that. Is not just being quiet is being submitted to someone like slave or something. It’s more like “you wont get hurt if do what you are told”. Can you help me with that? Is a idiom close to that in English?
Thank you very much!
Thanks a lot! Unfortunately I didn't find something closer in english. Maybe that is because Britanic people never let their head down in front of others as my people did for centuries...
I found this thread by accident. I am teaching English here in Brasov and I understand how it can helpful to find a similar translation from a native one. But this one doesn't really exist. I wondered if your idiom is from the Bible - it has some wisdom to it - but I can't find it. "Pride comes before a fall" sounds similar in meaning to your example, and also from the bible; but I can't say it is exactly the same proverb,