Turkish Proverbs


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A barking dog doesn't bite. (Meaning: Someone who lets out his fury by shouting will not do any physical harm. Display of aggression is usually bluff.)

A guest will not eat what he hopes for but what he finds.

A man is as wise as his head, not his years. (Used to make a point that even an old person may not have all the wisdom.)

A son will learn from his father to make a living, a daughter will learn from her mother to cut clothes.

A bird will not fly with one wing.

A heart in love with beauty never grows old.

A man is judged by his work.

A stupid friend is a greater plague than a wise enemy.

A boxwood comb for a bald head. (Used to make a point when a person indulges beyond his financial means.)

A horse knows his rider by his spurs.

A man who seeks a perfect friend, will remain friendless.

A thousand friends are too few; one enemy is one too many.

A broke merchant counted his small change.

A hungry bear won't dance.

A man will sacrifice his head to conquer a heart.

A thousand regrets do not cancel one debt.

A building without foundation is soon demolished.

A hungry bear won't play around.

A man without grief is not a man.

A thousand years hence the river will run as it did.

If you speak the truth, have one foot in the stirrup.

Your neighbor’s right is God’s right.

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