Berber Proverbs


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Pleasant words will draw a snake from its hole.

The biggest nuts are those which are empty.

The man who carries a waterskin with holes in it, it leaks down his back.

Toss the lucky man into the Nile and he will come up with a fish in his mouth.

When you're deep in water, the best thing to do is shut your mouth.

Every road has two directions

He that knows little often repeats it.

If a man puts a cord around his neck, God will provide someone to pull it.

Ignorance is the night of the mind.

Love, pregnancy, and riding upon a camel cannot be hid.

Put your dates in the honeypot, but don't sink it afterwards in the mud of the Nile.

The camel carries the burden; the dog does the panting.

The more you trample a turd, the broader it grows.

True reality; of this there is no academic proof in the world, for it is hidden and hidden and hidden.

Who is brave enough to tell the lion that his breath smells?

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.

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