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Persian Proverb Quotes

Sayings of Persian Origin

Epigrams succeed where epics fail.

Category: Aphorisms And Epigrams

The loveliest faces are to be seen by moonlight, when one sees half with the eye and half with the fancy.

Category: Beauty

If one has to jump a stream and knows how wide it is, he will not jump. If he does not know how wide it is, he will jump, and six times out of ten he will make it.

Category: Caution

One pound of learning requires ten pounds of common sense to apply it.

Category: Common Sense

Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.

Category: Death And Dying

Doubt is the key to knowledge.

Category: Doubt

He who has been bitten by a snake fears a piece of string.

Category: Experience

He who knows he who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a fool, shun him; He who knows not, and knows that he knows not, is a child, teach him. He who knows, and knows not that he knows, is asleep, wake him. He who knows, and knows that he knows, is wise, follow him.

Category: Fools And Foolishness

It is nothing for one to know something unless another knows you know it.

Category: Knowledge

There are four things every person has more of than they know; sins, debt, years, and foes.

Category: Life And Living

Luck is infatuated with the efficient.

Category: Luck

Treat your superior as a father, your equal as a brother, and your inferior as a son.

Category: Manners

The best memory is that which forgets nothing, but injuries. Write kindness in marble and write injuries in the dust.

Category: Memory

When the tide of misfortune moves over you, even jelly will break your teeth

Category: Misfortunes

Risk -- If one has to jump a stream and knows how wide it is, he will not jump. If he doesn't know how wide it is, he'll jump and six times out of ten he'll make it.

Category: Risk