Berber Proverbs


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A pair of women's breasts has more pulling power than a pair of oxen.

Better the gurgling of a camel than the prayers of a fish.

Every vibration awakens all others of a particular pitch.

He who houses a camel must make his door higher.

If God were not forgiving, heaven would be empty.

Into a closed mouth no fly can enter.

Never turn your back on a frog.

Sin against God is one thing. Sin against man is worse.

The dawn does not come twice to awake a man.

A path and a gateway have no meaning, once the objective is in sight.

Better to be watched by a wild animal than a nosey man.

Except for my father and my mother everybody lies.

He who is a mocker dances without a tambourine.

If heaven drops a date, open your mouth.

Is the white camel made of fat?

Night is the mother of plots.

Some learn through laughter and joy, others learn through pain and suffering.

The day has its eyes, the night has its ears.

A peacock has too little in its head and too much in its tail.

Beware: the sleep of nonexistence will overcome you at last. For the coming and going of the breath is but the rocking of the cradle.

Exile is the brother of death.

He who leaves his house in search of happiness pursues a shadow.

If I listen I have the advantage; if I speak, the others have it.

It is a brave bird that makes its nest in the cat's ear.

No hair so small but has its shadow.

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