Even the highest tree has an axe waiting at its foot.

A knife-wound heals, but a tongue-wound festers.

Many will show you the way once your cart has overturned.

A kind word warms a man through three winters.

The root of all health is in the brain. The trunk of it is in emotion. The branches and leaves are the body. The flower of health blooms when all parts work together.

Work as if you were to live forever; live as if you were to die tomorrow.

Freedom is never given but taken.

Eat and drink with your friends but do not trade with them.

With patience, mulberry leaves become satin.

Beauty passes; wisdom remains.

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

Study from new books, but from old teachers.

See with your mind; hear with your heart.

A hungry stomach has no ears.

Your son can be a prince, your daughter will be a mother.

Wood can only be split with a wedge that is cut from its own tree.

With fortune on your side you can sow salt and harvest grass.

With a mule you have a son, with a son-in-law you only have a mule.

Whoever speaks evil to you of others will speak evil of you to others.

Whoever is fond of cream should should take the cow around with him.

Whoever digs a pit for his neighbor should dig it his own size.

When the money starts to glitter and clink, even a Mullah will leave the mosque.

When Madame drops her cup of tea it makes no noise.

When it is spring time, the grass will even grow under a big stone.

When a cat wants to eat her kittens, she says they look like mice.

When a bald man dies the mourners give him curly hair as a present.

What you give away you keep.

What matters is the menu on the table now.

What is loaned goes away smiling but returns weeping.

To speak is to sow; to listen is to reap.

To have a hut built from mud here is better than a palace made from gold and marble on the Arabian G

To find your place in life is easier than to occupy it.

Time is like a dagger; if you don't cut with it, it cuts you. Go ahead and cut. Be quick before it cuts you.

Those who do not go to war roar like lions.

Those away from the battlefield boast about their swords.

Thorns and roses grow on the same tree.

The wolf repents only in death.

The rich man's wealth tires the poor man's jaw.

The only friends we have are the mountains.

The miser and the open-handed spend the same in long run.

The man is a river, the woman a lake.

The male is born to be slaughtered.

The Kurds have no friends.

The fox did not reach the grape, said it's unripe.

The foreign person is blind and the killed person has no chance.

The enemy of a father will never be friends of his son.

The devil will not bother you in a house full of children.

The devil takes a hand in what is done in haste.

Stretch your feet according to your blanket.