Persian Sayings and Persian Proverbs
Persian Sayings and Proverbs
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The coward shoots with shut eyes.
Most of us do not look as handsome to others as we do to ourselves.
No one else can represent your conscience.
Every animal knows more than you do
It is better to return a borrowed pot with a little something you last cooked in it
There can never be peace between nations until it is first known that true peace is within the souls of men.
There is a need for obedience all around us.
The more you give, the more good things come to you.
The one who tells the stories rules the world.
The rain falls on the just and the unjust.
Love one another and do not strive for another's undoing
We will be known forever by the tracks we leave
Each person is his own judge
Do not judge your neighbor until you walk two moons in his moccasins
There is no death, only a change of worlds
The more you give, the more good things come to you
Ask questions from you heart and you will be answered from the heart
No one else can represent your conscience
Do not speak of evil for it creates curiosity in the hearts of the young
The greatest strength is gentleness
You must live your life from beginning to end: No one else can do it for you
Don't let yesterday use up too much of today
What is past and cannot be prevented should not be grieved for
Knowledge that is not used is abused
It is easy to be brave from a distance
Listen to the voice of nature, For it holds treasures for you
A good soldier is a poor scout
A hungry stomach makes a short prayer.
A man must make his own arrows
Coyote is always out there waiting, and Coyote is always hungry.
Do not allow anger to poison you.
Do not judge your neighbor until you walk two moons in his moccasins.
Do not only point out the way, but lead the way.
A man or woman with many children has many homes.
A people without a history is like the wind over buffalo grass.
We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it form our children
The soul would have no rainbow if the eye had no tears.
To touch the earth is to have harmony with nature.
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.
Walk lightly in the spring; Mother Earth is pregnant.
You already possess everything necessary to become great.
After dark all cats are leopards.
All dreams spin out from the same web.
All plants are our brothers and sisters.
They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them.
Cherish youth, but trust old age.
Do not speak of evil for it creates curiosity in the hearts of the young.
Do not wrong or hate your neighbor for it is not he that you wrong but yourself.
Friendship between two persons depends upon the patience of one.
Give me knowledge, so I may have kindness for all
He who is present at a wrongdoing and does not lift a hand to prevent it, is as guilty as the wrongdoers.
It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.
All who have died are equal.
Ask questions from you heart and you will be answered from the heart.
Before eating, always take time to thank the food.
Beware of the man who does not talk, and the dog that does not bark.
It is easy to be brave from a distance.
It is less of a problem to be poor, than to be dishonest.
It is no longer good enough to cry peace, we must act peace, live peace and live in peace.
It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story.
Knowledge that is not used is abused.
Life is not separate from death. It only looks that way.
You must live your life from beginning to end: No one else can do it for you.
everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence.
We are all one child spinning through Mother Sky.
We are friends; we must assist each other to bear our burdens.
We are made from Mother Earth and we go back to Mother Earth.
Listen to the voice of nature, for it holds treasures for you.
Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf.
He who would do great things should not attempt them all alone
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
I have been to the end of the earth. I have been to the end of the water. I have been to the end of the sky. I have been to the end of the mountains. I have found none that are not my friends.
Listening to a liar is like drinking warm water.
Man's law changes with his understanding of man. Only the laws of the spirit remain always the same.
Many have fallen with the bottle in their hand.
Wisdom comes only when you stop looking for it and start living the life the Creator intended for you.
Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand.
The bird who has eaten cannot fly with the bird that is hungry.
Not every sweet root give birth to sweet grass.
Old age is not as honorable as death, but most people want it.
One finger cannot lift a pebble.
Don't allow the grass to grow on the path of friendship
Don't be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts.
First you are to always think of God. Second you are to use all your powers to care for your people, especially the poor.
Force, no matter how concealed, begets resistance.
When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.
When you die, you will be spoken of as those in the sky, like the stars.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live you life in a manner so that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.
One rain does not make a crop.
Remember that your children are not your own, but are lent to you by the Creator.
Respect the gift and the giver.
Seek wisdom, not knowledge. Knowledge is of the past, Wisdom is of the future.
Sharing and giving are the ways of God.
God gave us each a song
Take only what you need and leave the land as you found it
Everyone who is successful must have dreamed of something
A brave man dies but once, a coward many times.
Day and night cannot dwell together.
Women are like a hurricane, at first warm wet and wild and in the end they take your house and your car and leave you with nothing.
It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story
We always return to our first loves
No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning
Don't let yesterday use up too much of today.
Each bird loves to hear himself sing.
Each person is his own judge.
Even a small mouse has anger.
Everything the power does, it does in a circle.
A danger foreseen is half-avoided.
A good chief gives, he does not take.
Silence has so much meaning.
Strive to be a person who is never absent from an important act.
Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints.
Take only what you need and leave the land as you found it.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
White men have too many chiefs.
The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.
Our first teacher is our own heart.
Regard Heaven as your father, Earth as your Mother and all things as your Brothers and Sisters.
The rainbow is a sign from Him who is in all things.
The way of the troublemaker is thorny.
The weakness of the enemy makes our strength.
Love yourself; get outside yourself and take action. Focus on the solution; be at peace.
Make my enemy brave and strong, so that if defeated, I will not be ashamed.
Man has responsibility, not power.
There is nothing as eloquent as a rattlesnakes tail.
They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind.
Those that lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.
Those who have one foot in the canoe, and one foot in the boat, are going to fall into the river.
You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.
We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it form our children.
We will be known forever by the tracks we leave. What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
What is past and cannot be prevented should not be grieved for.
If a man is as wise as a serpent, he can afford to be as harmless as a dove.
If a man is to do something more than human, he must have more than human powers.
If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come.
If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
Inner peace and love are the greatest of God's gifts.
What the people believe is true.
When a fox walks lame, the old rabbit jumps.
When a man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard.
When the white man discovered this country Indians were running it. No taxes, no debt, women did all the work. White man thought he could improve on a system like this.
Speak truth in humility to all people. Only then can you be a true man
With all things and in all things, we are relatives
The moon is not shamed by the barking of dogs.
There are many good moccasin tracks along the trail of a straight arrow.
A rocky vineyard does not need a prayer, but a pick ax.
A starving man will eat with the wolf.
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