Egyptian Proverbs


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You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.

You can't take it with you.

You can't teach an old dog new tricks.

Who has not done any evil act, his or her heart may be found right.

You get what you pay for.

Whoever is ashamed to sleep with his wife will never have children.

You have to share, so other people benefit from something you do or get.

Whoever lets himself be led by the heart will never lose his way.

You speak reason yet you do weird stuff that contradicts it.

Why should one who finds someone to cook for him burn his fingers?

You want what you want and he wants what he wants, but God does what He wants.

Winds do not blow as the ships wish.

You will free yourself when you learn to be neutral and follow the instructions of your heart without letting things perturb you. This is the way of Maat.

Wise rising gives joy.

Your body is the temple of knowledge.

Wish thy friend joy of his journey, but pray in secret that he have no joy, for then may he return quickly to thee.

Your friend chooses pebbles for you and your enemy counts your faults.

Women cannot trust men.

Youth is beauty, even in cattle.

Yesterday's drunkenness will not quench today's thirst.

You can't always get what you want.

You can't divide your effort between multiple things and do them well.

You can't escape your luck.

You can't hide beauty or make the ugly beautiful.

The clever one spins with a donkey’s leg [i.e. can make something out of nothing].

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