Berber Proverbs


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Into a closed mouth no fly can enter.

Never turn your back on a frog.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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