Berber Proverbs


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Giving advice to a stupid man is like giving salt to a squirrel.

He who touches honey is compelled to lick his fingers.

If you are an anvil, you will suffer like an anvil. If you are a hammer, you will strike like a hammer.

It's easy to carry on war with a spyglass.

Nurture a vulture and it will pick your eyes out.

The barking of dogs does not hurt the clouds.

The greater the sinner, the greater the saint.

The wise man changes his mind, the fool, never.

When Fate arrives, a physician becomes a fool.

You have to calm the surface of the lake to see the bottom.

God pardons the ignorant.

Hearts are the depositories of secrets. Lips are their locks, and tongues are their keys.

If you insist upon telling the truth you had better make it funny, or people will kill you.

It's like trying to dunk a donut by grasping it by the ears.

O Destiny, it pleases you to caress a few, and molest others.

The barking of the dogs will not disturb the clouds.

The heart, not the money, is the real force in the medina.

There are those who are keys to good, and locks to evil.

When the chicken's feathers are of gold, it ain't too smart to make broth of the hen.

You should make a new bucket whilst you still have the old one.

Haste is from the devil.

Hope is the last thing to die.

If you make yourself honey, the flies will eat you.

Kindness can pluck the hairs out of a lion's moustache.

One cannot hold two watermelons in one hand.

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