Berber Proverbs


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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.

A donkey laden with books is neither an intellectual nor a wise man, for it is said that however much one studies one cannot know without action!

Allah may love a poor man, but not a dirty one.

Every man thinks of his own fleas as gazelles.

He is a good storyteller who can turn men's ears into eyes.

I only have my nails to scratch with and my feet to walk on.

If you want to get honey, you have to be patient when bees start biting you.

Life is like a perpetual drunkenness. The pleasure passes, but the headache remains.

One who knows not that the Prince of Darkness is but the other face of the King of Light knows not me.

The best passion is compassion.

A friend is another self.

An egg cannot break a stone.

Every path has a puddle.

He that has no silver in his purse should have silver on his tongue.

I won't tie up the mule in a horse's place, says the widow.

If your knees are knocking, kneel on them.

Life is short; we must move verrry slooowly.

Pleasant words will draw a snake from its hole.

The biggest nuts are those which are empty.

A good bell is heard far; a bad one still farther.

Angels bend down their wings to a seeker of knowledge.

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