Persian Proverbs


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Whatever you sow, you reap.

When was hearing like seeing?

Whoever can walk on water is probably made of straw.

Women are just like cats -- they always land on their feet.

You cannot have your cake and eat it too.

When a cat wants to eat her kittens, she says they look like mice.

When water remains in one place, it spoils.

Whoever challenges Ali will be doomed.

Year after year we long for (what we left behind) the previous year.

You cannot milk a bull.

When a lion is old, he becomes the plaything of jackals.

When water stays at one place, it rots.

Whoever has no children has no light in his eyes.

You aside, may God give your children some intelligence.

You can't escape death and guests.

When a stone hits glass, the glass breaks.

When you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.

Why don't you follow your own advice?

You ask the donkey when's Wednesday?

You can't have your cake and eat it too.

When fate strikes physicians are useless.

When you throw an apple up, it turns a thousand times before it come down.

Why would a pool that doesn't have water need so many frogs?

You became full by eating not by licking.

You can't lift two watermelons with one hand

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