Berber Proverbs


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The sight of books removes sorrow from the heart.

Wake up to a good day and prepare yourself for a bad one.

Why keep a dog and bark yourself?

The sky trembles and the earth is afraid, and the two eyes are not brothers.

We let him in, and now he shows us the door.

With tender words you have less luck with a woman than with jewels.

The story is only half told when one side tells it.

What you have put into your kettle comes after what's into your spoon.

Without fingers, the hand would be a spoon.

The sun looks down on many flowers; the flowers see but one sun.

When a man dies his feet get bigger.

You are worth as much as your purse.

The dunghill must make itself smelt before we can breathe the perfume of the flowers.

The wet man fears no rain.

When a thief finds nothing to steal he will steal a dagger made of sand.

You can count the number of apples in one tree, but you can never count the number of trees in one apple.

The fish in the trap begin to think.

The wind of heaven is that which blows between the horse's ears.

When all men say you are an ass, it's time to bray.

You can't catch two frogs with one hand.

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.

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

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