Berber Proverbs


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

You can't catch two frogs with one hand.

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.

A wise woman is one who has much to say, but remains silent.

Death is the black camel that kneels before every door.

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.

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.

A word before is worth two behind.

Do not search for truth; only cease to hang on to opinions.

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.

A devil takes one and makes two; a saint take two and makes one.

All who snore are not asleep.

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.

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