Turkish Proverbs


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The father gave his son a vineyard, the son didn't give the father even a grape.

The horse can die from too much barley.

The plumber's house (roof) always leaks.

The stone will not move from its place unless head is put to head.

There is no reply to the ignorant like keeping silence.

They will expel him who speaks the truth from nine villages.

Tomorrow is another day.

What does one hand have? Two hands make a sound.

Where conceit and ignorance sit, grass will not grow again.

Who has no intention to pray has no ears for the call to prayer.

Whoever gets burnt by hot milk blows on the cool yogurt.

You don't steal a bitter eggplant.

Oh, misfortune, I forgive you when you come alone.

One searches for someone else's donkey while singing songs.

Sharp vinegar only damages its container. (Used to calm down or moderate a person.)

The brave is known by his fame.

The first drink makes you a frisky gazelle, the second an impetuous zebra, the third a roaring lion, and with the fourth you become a silly donkey.

The house that receives no guests, never receives angels.

The point in question is yet undecided.

The thief can lie, those he has stolen from cannot.

There is no right way to do a wrong thing.

Things never go so well that one should have no fear, and never so ill that one should have no hope.

Too much prudishness makes the lover sick.

What flares up fast, extinguishes soon.

Where there are no sheep, they call goats Abdur Rahim Chelebi.(In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king!)

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