Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
If fortune turns against you, even jelly breaks your tooth.
If you’re a reed-player, why did your father die of typhoid fever.
If I haven’t eaten wheat-bread, I’VE seen it in people’s hands.
I gave so much advice that hair grew on my tongue.
If he was any good, his name would be kheirollah.
He has lost the horse, but is looking for the horseshoe.
If you tell the truth too early, you are laughed at — too late and you are stoned.
He has eaten so many snakes that has become a viper.
He tried to pluck under his eyebrow, but blinded the eye.
A visitor comes with ten blessings, eats one, and leaves nine.
A camel does not drink with a spoon.
As long as the clouds dolt weep, the pasture cannot laugh.
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
A tear at the right moment is better than a misplaced smile.
Bribery makes both parties happy.
A man without a child is a king without sorrows.
A dog by your side is better than a brother miles away.
A stone thrown at the right time is better than a stone thrown at the wrong time.
A blind person who sees is better than a seeing person who is blind.