Turkish Proverbs


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A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions.

A lake forms drop by drop.

A sheik's miracles are of his own telling.

A friend is one soul in two bodies.

A liar's candle will burn until bed-time.

A ship with two captains sinks.

A full pistol scares one person, an empty one scares forty people.

A liar's house is on fire and no one believes him.

A single advantage is worth a thousand sorceries.

A gold sword opens an iron door.

A madman drops a stone in a well, but forty wise men cannot take it out.

A single bad experience is worth a thousand threats.

A bachelor feels like a sultan. (Used by bachelors when asked to explain why they are still single.)

A guest comes with ten blessings, eats one and leaves nine.

A man does not seek his luck, luck seeks its man.

A small key opens big doors.

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.

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

Your neighbor’s right is God’s right.

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