Moroccan Proverbs


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None but a mule denies his family.

Teaching in youth is like carving in stone.

The palm of one?s hand does not eclipse the sun.

Three things cause sorrow to flee; water, green trees, and a beautiful face.

Nothing is true, all is permissible.

That which is written on the brow will be seen in the eye.

The person with no cares, well, his donkey will give birth to a care.

Time wounds all heels.

Instruct a man, you instruct an individual. Instruct a woman, you instruct a nation.

Often the best way to give oneself what one lacks is to take from oneself what one has.

That which you put into your soup kettle, comes latter onto your spoon.

The pumpkin gives birth and the fence has the trouble.

To its mother, the baby son of a serpent is a gazelle.

Instruct a woman, you instruct a nation.

One hand can?t clap.

The barking of dogs does not hurt the clouds.

The quarrel of lovers is the renewal of love.

To the dog who has money, men say: my lord dog.

It is better to be the object of jealousy, than of pity.

One man's shit is another?s factory of bliss.

The best fighting is often against yourself.

The same destiny awaits both the wise man and the fool.

What is here is elsewhere, what is not here is nowhere.

Kif is like fire; a little warms, a great deal burns.

One who is not moved by words is not moved by the stick.

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