Persian Proverbs


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The mud that you throw will fall on your own head.

The richer they are, the needier they are.

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.

No sooner have you uttered, I'm your slave that you're sold.

Once I had the strength but no wisdom, now I have the wisdom but no strength.

One who digs a well for others, falls himself.

Physician, heal thyself.

S/he doesn't have any money, but puts all effort not to appear needy.

Short arms, long pockets. First one out the taxi, last one to the bar.

Take advantage of the opportunity while you still have a chance.

The cripple will always find a stone to kick.

The halfwit spoke, and the brainless believed.

No water is heated by him.

Once one is in deep trouble, the exact magnitude of one's misfortune becomes immaterial.

One who has wisdom is powerful.

Piece of cake!

S/he keeps her/his face red with slaps.

Smile, so the world smiles (back) onto your face.

Take from the hungry, give it to the full/satisfied.

The darkest hour is just before the dawn.

Nobody sees any miracle from this shrine.

Once water goes over your head, may it be one zar or hundred zars, may it be one nay or a hundred nays.

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