Persian Proverbs


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There are four things every person has more of than they know; sins, debt, years, and foes."

Children are the bridge to heaven.

Thinking is the essence of wisdom.

A bad wound heals but a bad word doesn't.

Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.

He who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a fool, shun him; He who knows not, and knows that he knows not, is a child, teach him. He who knows, and knows not that he knows, is asleep, wake him. He who knows, and knows that he knows, is wise, follow him.

In the hour of adversity be not without hope For crystal rain falls from black clouds.

He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.

If you don't crack the shell, you can't eat the nut.

By a sweet tongue and kindness, you can drag an elephant with a hair.

Good deeds return to the house of their author.

The legs of those who require proofs of God’s existence are made of wood.

Blood cannot be washed out with blood.

I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.

Step by step one ascends the stairs.

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