Berber Proverbs


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Standing in the way of our own light.

The desert is the Garden of Allah, from which the Lord of the faithful removed all superfluous human and animal life, so that there might be one place where He can walk in peace.

A small date stone props up the water jar.

Boil the water and the scum will rise to the top.

Few desires, happy life.

He who rides a camel should not be afraid of dogs.

If it is truth you wish to see, then hold no opinions for or against anything.

It is he who eats when he is full digs his grave with his teeth.

No land without stones, no meat without bones.

Tell the truth and shame the Devil.

The dogs may bark, but the caravan passes on.

A sponge to wipe out the past, a rose to make the present sweet, and a kiss to salute the future.

By all means make friends with the dog, but do not lay aside the stick.

Fire purges everything.

He who sleeps in a marsh wakes up cousin to the frogs.

If the King at noonday says it is night, behold the stars.

It is no time to bow when the head is off.

No one but the one carrying the load knows how much it weighs.

Ten dervishes can sleep under one blanket, but two kings cannot find room in one empire.

A town's gate can be shut; a fool's mouth, never.

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.

For the sake of one rose, the gardener becomes the servant of a thousand souls.

He who speaks the truth better have one foot in the stirrup.

If the prayers of dogs were answered, bones would rain from the sky.

It isn't every kind of wood a whistle can be made from.

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