Persian Proverbs


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When fortune turns against you, even jelly breaks your teeth.

Whenever you catch the fish it is fresh.

Why would a pool with no water need so many frogs?

You became full by eating, it won't happen by licking.

You can't polish a turd.

What is brought by the wind will be carried away by the wind.

When glass hits a stone, the glass breaks.

Where the camel is sold for a cent, the ass is worthless.

Why you asking an idiot?

You can close the city gates but not the mouths of men.

You can't push on a rope.

What my heart wanted didn't happen -- What God wanted, that happened.

When I am dead the world can be an ocean or a dried up ditch.

Where there is bear, there is fear.

With a sweet tongue of kindness, you can drag an elephant by a hair.

You can close the city gates, but you can?t close the people?s mouths.

You can't put an old head on young shoulders.

What percolates out of the jug is what's inside it.

When it?s time has come, the prey goes to the hunter.

Where there's a beauty, there's a beast also.

With one ear he hears, and with the other he dismisses.

You can stay here until the cows come home.

You can't put new wine in old bottles.

The needle makes clothes but stays naked.

The shame is not in asking; shame is in not knowing.

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