Moroccan Proverbs

Moroccan
Proverbs

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Like a gold ring in a pigs snout is a woman without discretion.

Plans fail for lack of counsel but with many advisors, succeed.

The driver of an ass must by necessity know its wind.

The village gate can be closed, the mouth of the fool, never.

Without fingers, the hand would be a spoon. Work and you will be strong; sit and you will stink.

Little and lasting is better than much and passing.

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bone.

The falcon does not struggle when he is caught.

The weight of the burden is known only by he who caries it.

Little by little, the camel goes into the couscous.

Reading books removes sorrows from the heart.

The first thing one should own is a home; and it is the last thing one should sell; for a home is ones tomb this side of heaven.

The wind doesn?t always blow as the ship would want it to.

Man alone is the measure of all things.

Salt will never be worm-eaten.

The hand you cannot bite, kiss.

The wind of heaven is that which blows between the horses ears.

Manage with bread and salted butter until God brings something to eat with it.

Slowness comes from God and haste from the Devil.

The hen lays an egg, and the cock feels the pain in his backside.

The world has not promised anything to anybody.

Many are the roads that do not lead to the heart contradictory.

Some will learn through pain and sorrow, others through joy and laughter, so it is written.

The jewel is in the lotus.

There is no beauty but the beauty of action.

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