Little by little the cotton thread becomes a turban.
One finger cannot lift a pebble.
Upon arriving in paradise the wealthy man finds only a pot of oil to which he will be boiled until the flabby flesh falls from his stingy bones.
Every rock strikes the feet of the poor.
May God strike the rich man blind by his own gold.
Be a lion at home and a fox abroad.
The hand that is hacked off no longer robs.
What is brought by the wind will be carried away by the wind.
As the best wine makes the sharpest vinegar, the truest lover may turn into the worst enemy.
Do not choose for anyone what you do not choose for yourself.
A drowning man is not troubled by rain.
Habits are first cobwebs, then cables.
The loveliest of faces are to be seen by moonlight, when one sees half with the eye and half with the fancy.
Stretch your foot to the length of your blanket.
A man can pose as a wise when searching for wisdom, but if he believes to have find it, is a fool.
If the lantern is needed at home, donating it to the mosque is haram (forbidden).
The needle makes clothes but stays naked.
That smells bad," said the cat about meat that it cannot reach.
A bad wound heals, but a bad word doesn't.
A beggar will always be a beggar even if they give him the whole world as a gift.
A blind man who sees is better than a sighted man who is blind.
A broken hand works, but not a broken heart.
A broken sleeve holdeth the arm back.
A camel does not drink with a spoon.
A child is a bridge to heaven.
A coquettish woman is like a shadow -- as you chase her she runs away, and if you run away, she chases after you.
A drop of rain makes no impression on a hard stone.
A pleasant voice brings a snake out of his hole.
A quality statement often gets no answer.
A single flower doesn't make spring.
A stone thrown at the right time might be 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.
An ungrateful son is a wart on his father's nose - he leaves it, it's ugly, he removes it, it hurts.
Aspiration is not a defect in youngsters.
Bake the bread while the oven is hot.
Be not all sugar, or the world will swallow you up; be not all wormwood, or the world will spit you out.
Bravery without foresight is like a blind horse.
Buy cheap, buy a heap.
Comfortable is he who doesn't have a donkey - doesn't know of its straw and barley.
Courteous men learn courtesy from the discourteous.
Courtesy on just one side can never last long.
Do men gather grapes of thorns?.
Do not cut down the tree that gives you shade.
Don't borrow from a parvenu; if you do, don't spend it.
Don't despise pepper because it is so small; eat, and see how pungent it is.
Draw not thy bow before thy arrow be fixed.
Drawn wells have sweetest water.
Epigrams might succeed where epics fail.
Every man is the king of his own beard.
Experience is a comb which nature gives to men when they are bald.
First prove your brotherhood, then claim inheritance.
Flies will never leave the shop of a sweetmaker.
Four walls make a man free.
Friendship with a fool may turn into the hug of a bear [Mod].
Go and wake up your luck.
Go slowly and come slowly so that the cat won't gore you.
Habits are first cobwebs, then cables.
He doesn't see any water; otherwise, he is a skilled swimmer.
He has eaten so many snakes that he has become a viper..
He has fallen off the donkey, but has found a date.
He is still alive because he cannot afford a funeral.
He pushes it away with the hand, but pulls it forward with the foot..
He who want a rose must respect the thorn.
Human beings need meaningful lives.
I eat what others have planted and I plant what others want to eat.
If the teacher be corrupt, the world will be corrupt.
If you be a cock, crow; if a hen, lay eggs.
If you can give me no ointment for my wound, can you help me by not rubbing salt in?.
If you know lullaby, why can't you sleep?.
If you tell the truth too early, you are laughed at - too late and you are stoned.
In the hotel of decisions, the guests sleep well.
In this world generous people have no money and those with money are not generous.
It is a wise man who can laugh at his own jokes.
It is not from the love of God that the cat catches mice.
It's from us, what's upon us.
You don't put a wooden pot on the fire twice.
You can't squeeze blood from a rock.
You can't please everyone.
You can't pick up two melons with one hand.
You cannot hang everything on one nail.
You ask the donkey when's Wednesday?.
Yoke not a camel and a cat together. [Be free to ask 'Why?'].
Why would a pool that doesn't have water need so many frogs?.
Who sows barley cannot reap wheat.
When there's fire, dry and wet burn together.
When the water goes uphill, the frog sings Abu Ata [its same old song as before].
When one is really thirsty, one thousand pearls are not what is craved for at all.
When its time has come, the prey goes to the hunter.
When I am dead the world can be an ocean or a dried up ditch.
When fate strikes physicians are useless.
When a stone hits glass, the glass breaks. When glass hits a stone, the glass breaks.
What you've brought for me, take for your aunt.
What the thief stole has always been called expensive.
What percolates out of the jug is what's inside it.
Trust in God – but tie your camel tight.
Travel the highway, though it be roundabout – where shortcuts are dangerous.
Thinking well is wise; planning well, wiser; but doing well is the wisest and best of all.
Thinking is the essence of wisdom.
There are three things that have to be done quickly: burying the dead, opening the door for a stranger, and fixing your daughter's wedding.
There are three kinds of enemies: the enemy himself, the friends of your enemy, and the enemies of your friends.
There are four things every person has more of than they know . . ..
The world is like an old building on the banks of a stream - it carries away piece by piece; in vain you stop it with a handful of earth.
The world is a rose; smell it and pass it on to your friends.
The wise man who does not put his knowledge into practice is like a bee that gives no honey.
The walls have mice, the mice have ears.
The pitcher is cheaper than its solder.
The larger a man's roof, the more snow it collects.
The hand that gives is also the one that receives.
The eyes can do a thousand things that the fingers can't..
The earth is a host who kills his guests.
The diamond fallen into the dunghill is not the less precious for it .
The bride who wears four petticoats has a lot to hide.
The big drum only sounds well from a distance..
The best mode of instruction is to practise what we preach.
The arrow that has left the bow never returns.
Taking the first step with the good thought, the second with the good word, and the third with the good deed, I enter paradise.
Take care lest your tongue should cut off your head.
Stand so much until grass grows under your foot.
Some good poets are like angels of Heaven.
Seek truth in meditation, not in mouldy books. Look in the sky to find the moon, not in the pond.
One scabby goat infects the flock.
Once I had the strength but no wisdom; now I have the wisdom but no strength.
Not everyone who sings a lullaby stays awake.
My good deed was blamed or punished.
Matury comes from impressions for a long time.
Luck is infatuated with the efficient.
Look in the sky to find the moon, not in the pond.
Listening to good advice is the way to wealth.
Life is like perpetual drunkenness; the pleasure passes but the headache remains.
Learn good manners from those who don't have them.
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