I found this super cool website of proverbs in Portuguese: Como a Vovó dizia. I L-O-V-E proverbs!! I will translate one a day (I wish) to share with my non-Portuguese speaking friends. :-D I really mean translate, and not find an equivalent in English (although some might have, as you can see on the Tecla SAP).
Here is the first one:
Pobre só acha a vida doce quando está chupando pirulito.
Poor people only think life is sweet when having a lollypop.
(hahahaha Brazilians: do you remember Joelmir Betting and his "to think while in the queue"?)