Berber Proverbs


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The bear knew nine songs. All were on honey.

The higher the castle, the closer to the lightening.

There's enough demons in life. Don't invite more.

When the crow is your guide, he will lead you to the corpses of dogs.

Your secret is your blood -- when you shed it you die.

Don't be deceived by the whiteness of the turban; soap is bought on credit.

Have faith, though it be only in a stone, and you will recover.

Hot water is no playground for a frog.

If you open the eyes of a blind man he wants to go back to the darkness.

Knowledge is better than wealth: you have to look after wealth, knowledge looks after you.

One must howl with the wolves.

The beard of the guest is in the hands of the owner of the tent.

The jungle will not be without a tiger.

Three things cause sorrow to flee: water, green trees and a beautiful face.

When you put your head into the mortar it is useless to dread the sound of the pestle.

Even the feeblest knock is heard on Heaven's door.

He gets a double victory who conquers himself.

However high the eye may rise it will find the eyebrow above it.

If you see him riding on a bamboo cane, say to him: 'Good health to your horse.'

Let us sit bent but talk straight.

One must not shoot a glass arrow into a painted deer.

The best fighting is against yourself.

The kite flies because of the tail.

To the dog that has money, men say: 'My Lord Dog.'

When you think there is good to be done, then you have evil.

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