Berber Proverbs


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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.

A dog on the run can safely be kicked.

Allah gives dried beans to eat to him who has no teeth left.

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.

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.

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.

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

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