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  • 2/21/2004

Afghan Proverbs

-The first day you meet, you are friends the next day you meet, you are brothers. [Friendship grows into brotherhood.]
-A real friend is one who takes the hand of his friend intime of distress and helplessness. [A friend in need is afriend indeed.]
-No rose is without thorns. [No one is perfect.]
One flower does not bring spring. [One swallow does not make spring].
- A good year is determined by its spring. [Character and quality shows up early.]
-There is a path to the top of highest mountain. [Where there is a will there is a way.]
-A tree dose not moves unless there is wind. [Every effect has a cause.]
-A REAL FRIEND IS ONE WHO TAKES THE HAND OF HIS FRIEND IN TIMES OF DISTRESS AND HELPLESSNESS.[A friend in need is a friend indeed.]
-THERE ISA WAY FROM HEART TO HEART. [Love finds a way to another's heart.]
-DON'T STOP A DONKEY THAT IS NOT YOURS. [Mind your own business.]
-HASTY WORK DOESN'T SUCCEED. [Haste makes waste or a watch pot never boils.]
-LITTLE TALK, MORE ACTION. [Actions speak louder than words.]
-THAT WHICH THUNDERS DOES NOT RAIN.[ Barking dogs seldom bite.]
-HE WHO CAN BE KILLED BY SUGAR SHOULD NOT BE KILLED BY POISON. [Subtlety is better than force.]
-HE WHO IS CORNERED WILL FIGHT.[ Tread on worm and it will turn; or a cornered rat will fight.]
-I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYONE GO ASTRAY WHO FOLLOWED ALONG THE RIGHT.[ You'll never go wrong by doing right.]
-A LIAR IS FORGETFUL. [A dishonest person can't remember to be consistent.]
-ONE WHO CALLS HIMSELF KHAN IS NOT A KHAN. [Self-praise is no praise.]
-WHAT YOU SEE IN YOURSELF IS WHAT YOU SEE IN THE WORLD. [The soul is the mirror of the world.]
-WHAT IS A TRUMPETERS JOB? TO BLOW. [An adviser, teacher or preacher can only instruct, it is up to the listener to act.]
-BLOOD CANNOT BE WASHED OUT WITH BLOOD. [Two wrongs do not make a right.]
-EVEN THE FIVE FINGERS OF THE HAND ARE NOT ALIKE. [All people differ: usually greatly.]
-THERE IS BLESSING IN ACTION.[ Nothing venture, nothing won.  Help yourself, and heaven will help you.]
-WHEN MAN IS PERPLEXED GOD IS BENEFICENT. [God comes at last when we think he is furthest off.]
-HE HAS SOAKED A HUNDRED HEADS (PREPARING THEM FOR SHAVING), BUT HASN'T SHAVED ONE.[Used of a person who starts a lot but does not finish and so has many monuments to unfinished business.]
-A CHEAP THING DOESN'T LACK DEFECT,NOR AN EXPENSIVE THING QUALITY.[You get what you pay for.]
-VINEGAR THAT IS FREE IS SWEETER THAN HONEY. [People love getting something for nothing.]
-DEBT SEVERS (IS THE SCISSORS OF) LOVE. [Lend money to a friend, and he'll become an enemy.]
-WHERE YOUR HEART GOES THERE YOUR FEET WILL GO. [Home is where the heart is.]
-NO ONE SAYS HIS OWN BUTTERMILK IS SOUR. [No one advertises his own faults.]
-GOOD PERFUME IS KNOWN BY ITS OWN SCENT RATHER THAN BY THE PERFUMER'S ADVERTISEMENT. [A good tree is known by its fruit; or, the proof of the pudding is in the eating.]
-POOR IRON WON'T MAKE A SHARP SWORD. [You can't get quality out of inferior raw material.]
-WHERE THERE IS DISCIPLINE THERE IS SOCIAL ORDER. [Spare the rod and spoil the child; or, a pet lamb makes a cross ram.]
-DON'T DIG WELLS FOR OTHERS FOR YOU WILL FALL INTO ONE YOURSELF. [Evil begets evil.]
-WITHOUT INVESTIGATING THE WATER, DON'T TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES (TO WALK THROUGH IT).[ Look before you leap.]
-FIVE FINGERS ARE BROTHERS BUT ARE NOT EQUALS.[Although people may be related by family or nationality each person nevertheless is different.]

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