Berber Proverbs


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Nothing's certain but the unforeseen.

That the birds of worry are gonna fly over your head, this you can't change. But that they build nests in your hair, this you can duck.

A well-educated man always has a kind word to say about the place where he spends the night.

Craft must have clothes, but truth loves to go naked.

Giving advice to a stupid man is like giving salt to a squirrel.

He who touches honey is compelled to lick his fingers.

If you are an anvil, you will suffer like an anvil. If you are a hammer, you will strike like a hammer.

It's easy to carry on war with a spyglass.

Nurture a vulture and it will pick your eyes out.

The barking of dogs does not hurt the clouds.

A wise woman is one who has much to say, but remains silent.

Death is the black camel that kneels before every door.

God pardons the ignorant.

Hearts are the depositories of secrets. Lips are their locks, and tongues are their keys.

If you insist upon telling the truth you had better make it funny, or people will kill you.

It's like trying to dunk a donut by grasping it by the ears.

O Destiny, it pleases you to caress a few, and molest others.

The barking of the dogs will not disturb the clouds.

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