Persian Proverbs


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The world is a rose: smell it and pass it on to your friends.

This caravan is lame until doomsday.

Treat your superior as a father, your equal as a brother, and your inferior as a son.

We can't see the wood for the trees.

The needle makes clothes but stays naked.

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

There are four things in this life of which we have more than we think: faults, debts, years and enemies.

This caravan will limp along till doomsday.

Trust in God -- but tie your camel tight.

We come into this world crying while all around us are smiling. May we so live that we go out of this world smiling while everybody around us is weeping.

The hand that gives is also the one that receives.

The neighbor?s chicken is a goose.

The shoemaker's shoes have no heels.

There are pretty many useful things around us yet we cannot use them.

This is not Kashan where the heap comes with the coolies.

Try it first and then say it's saltless.

We have fallen off the horse, but we have not fallen from nobility.

The hand that is hacked off no longer robs.

The newborn bit its mother's breast.

The sky is of the same color wherever you go.

There are some things/events that are impossible, like an encounter of mountains, but there is always a chance for people to meet.

This on your life is not one of those on your life.

Trying every situation may bring a solution.

We might've fallen from the horse, but not from the honor.

The honest don't need to lie.

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