Berber Proverbs


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Every rose has a thorn as it's friend.

He who drives an ass must, of necessity, know its wind.

If a man said to you, 'A dog carried away your ear' would you go after the dog or search first for your ear?

In the desert, one forgets everything, one remembers nothing anymore.

Make do with bread and butter till God brings the jam.

Seeing blurry is better than being blind.

The camel never sees its own hump, but that of its brothers is always before its eyes.

The morning hour has gold in its mouth.

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel first.

Whoever pats scorpions with the hand of compassion gets stung.

Every sheep hangs by his own legs.

He who gives fair words feeds you with an empty spoon.

If Fate throws a knife at you there are two ways of catching it: by the blade and by the handle.

In the far-off fields, the cabbages are fine.

Mother a weed, father a weed. Do you expect the daughter to be a saffron root?

Silence is the door of consent.

The cockroach never wins his case when the chicken is the judge.

The prayer of the innocent has no wings.

Unhappy is the man who has no nails with which to scratch his head.

Whoever wants to hurt never misses his target.

Every vibration awakens all others of a particular pitch.

He who houses a camel must make his door higher.

If God were not forgiving, heaven would be empty.

Into a closed mouth no fly can enter.

Never turn your back on a frog.

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