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hey sowed “perhaps” (or “if”), but it didn’t grow.

To enlist oneself among the purchasers of Joseph with a mere skein.

On being asked, “Why don’t you grow hair?” the bald man said, “I don’t like it”.

Claiming to be a maiden after having given birth to seven children (lit.: foals)!.

A sickly (lit.: thin) physician and a bald barber should not be trusted.

When told to carry a load, the ostrich was a bird; when told to fly, he was a camel.

I remained so long in silence that the faculty of speech was lost to me, and so long in exile that the idea of home escaped my mind.

The goat worries about his life, the butcher about his tallow.

Have no faith on (or follow not) a fat hermit or a thin doctor.

The fox, bein asked who his witness was, said, “My tail”.

Boast not of thy wealth and beauty, for the one may be lost in a single night, and the other by a single fit of fever.

I was killed by thirst at the brink of the Fountain of Life.

No one’s prayer has brought us here; and hence no one’s curse shall carry us away.

Should he go to the sea, he will find it dry. (Said of an unlucky person).

He says to the hound “Seize!” and to the gazelle “Run!”.

To share the fat of the sheep with the wolf, and then to weep with the shepherd.

Better to reflect and say, “What shall I say?” than to regret and say “Why did I speak?”.

If every night were the Precious Night, the Precious Night would be no longer precious.

“If” married “perhaps”, and the offspring was “Would I have not”.

A bird once liberated from its cage finds a garden everywhere.

To pass through a needle’s eye and not through a town gate.

To go into the mouth of the dragon from fear of the serpent.

If thou canst not be open-handed (i.e. generous), be open-browed (i.e. cheerful).

Holding up a mirror to an assembly of blind men is like giving a cocoa-nut to the monkey.

What difference does the rain make to him who is drowning in the Red Sea.

Those records have been eaten by the cow and the cow has been taken away by the butcher.

Acquaintance without patience is like a candle with no light.

A blind man who sees is better than a sighted man who is blind.

A stone thrown at the right time is better than gold given at the wrong time.

A blind person who sees is better than a seeing person who is blind.

A man can pose as a wise when searching for wisdom, but if he believes to have find it, is a fool.

A stone thrown at the right time is better than gold given at the wrong time.

A sword in the hands of a drunken slave is less dangerous than science in the hands of the immoral.

Do not choose for anyone what you do not choose for yourself.

What is brought by the wind will be carried away by the wind.

About Iranian proverbs

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