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Monday, May 08, 2006

Afghan Proverbs

A lame crab walks straight.

A little water is a sea to an ant.

A porcupine speaking to its baby says, "O my child of velvet."

A river is not contaminated by having a dog drink from it.

Allah has said, "Start moving so that I may start blessing."

Blood cannot be washed out with blood.

Blood is thick than water.

Blood will have blood.

Blood will tell.

Bloom where you are planted.

Cats don't catch mice to please God.

Debt severs love.

Don't be a thief and you won't fear the king.

Don't show me the palm tree, show me the dates.

Five fingers are brothers but not equals.

Five of them would run from the bang of one empty gun.

Give even an onion graciously.

Give every man his due.

Having been bitten by a snake, he's afraid of a rope.

If a forest catches fire, both the dry and the wet will burn up.

If you deal in camels, make the doors high.

If you want to keep camels, have a big enough door.

In an ant colony dew is a flood.

It's the same donkey, but with a new saddle.

No one says his own buttermilk is sour.

Only stretch your foot to the length of your blanket.

Storing milk in a sieve, you complain of bad luck?

The mud of one country is the medicine of another.

The right answer to a fool is silence.

The seeker is the finder.

The tree will not sway without a trace of wind.

The wood is burnt, but the ashes are a nuisance.

There are twenty-five uncaught sparrows for a penny.

Two watermelons can't be held in one hand.

Under his bowl there is a little bowl.

What you see in yourself is what you see in the world.

What you spend, you have.

When the tiger kills, the jackal profits.

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