A baby chicken sleeps under a hawk's tree without knowing it.
A bad peace is better than a good war.
A bad wife is a poor harvest for sixty years.
A basic rule of of caution: don't be overly cautious.
A beautiful ornament looks best on a beautiful woman.
A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself to keep his
friends in countenance.
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it
has a song.
A bird in your hand is worth more than 100 in the forest.
A bird that you set free may be caught again, but a word that
escapes your lips will not return.
A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.
A blessing does not fill the stomach.
A blow from our lover is as sweet as the eating of raisins.
A boat doesn't go forward if each one is rowing his own way.
A bold attempt is half of success.
A book holds a house of gold.
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
A book tightly shut is but a block of paper.
A borrowed thing will not fulfill your desire.
A bow overbent will weaken.
A bow which is stretched to the limit breaks.
A bridge is not built from one piece of wood.
A bridge never crossed is like a life never lived.
A Buddha made of mud crossing a river cannot protect himself.
A camel standing amidst a flock of sheep.
A cask of wine will work more miracles than a church full of
A chameleon does not leave one tree until he is sure of another.
A change of work is as good as a rest.
A child who is carried on the back will not know how far the
A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person
leaves a mark.
A clever hawk hides its talons.
A clever horse needs only one touch of the whip.
A couple who spends one happy day together is blessed with a
hundred days of affection.
A cowardly hyena lives longer.
A crane standing amidst a flock of chickens.
A crowd is not company.
A dear ship stays long in the harbor.
A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without
A dish of carrot hastily cooked may still has soil uncleaned off
A dog returns to where he has been fed.
A dog that has forced its head into a pitcher is greedy.
A dog that walks around will find a stick.
A dog which steals leaves its puppies a bad name.
A dog will not howl if you strike him with a bone.
A dog won't forsake his master because of his poverty; a son never
deserts his mother for her homely appearance.
A drink is shorter than a story.
A drop hollows out a stone.
A drop of water in the eyes of the Tsar costs the country many
A drop of water shall be returned with a burst of spring.
A drowning man clings to a blade of grass.
A faithful wife does not marry again.
A fall into a ditch makes you wiser.
A farmer on his knees is higher than a gentleman on his legs.
A faultless person has seven faults; a faulty person forty-eight
A filthy mouth will not utter decent language.
A fine cage won't feed the bird.
A fish not caught by the hook may be caught by a net.
A flea on the top of a bald head.
A flow will have an ebb.
A fool is always beginning.
A fool judges people by the presents they give him.
A fool may give a wise man counsel by a time.
A fool may throw into a well a stone which a hundred wise men
cannot pull out.
A fool talks most when he has the least to say.
A foot that stirs not gets nothing.
A forced kindness deserves no thanks.
A frequent path will become a road.
A friend at hand is better than a relative at a distance.
A friend in court is worth a penny in the purse.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
A friend who shares is a friend who cares.
A friend's envy is worse than an enemy's hatred.
A friend's eye is a good miror.
A frog in a well shaft seeing the sky.
A frog in the well knows not the ocean.
A fruit-bearing tree is known by its flowers.
A full belly is not the stomach of a scholar.
A gain of prudence is worth a pund of craft.
A garden without a fence is like a dog without a tail.
A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected
A girl unemployed is thinking of mischief.
A glutton lives to eat, a wise man eats to live.
A goat cannot be cooked with the hyena.
A golden hammer breaks an iron gate.
A golden key can open any door.
A good beginning is half the work.
A good borrower is a lazy payer.
A good child is a crown of honor for his parents.
A good deed is not without reward.
A good fortune may forbode a bad luck, which may in turn disguise
a good fortune.
A good heart never went to Hell.
A good husband should be deaf and a good wife blind.
A good laugh and long sleep are the two best cures in the doctor's
A good lawyer makes a bad neighbour.
A good man finds his native soil in every country.
A good overseer is better than an ill worker.
A good remedy for anger is delay.
A good reputation sits still; a bad one runs about.
A good reputation stands still; a bad one runs.
A good retreat is better than a poor fight.
A good swordsman is never quarrelsome.
A good word at court is better than a coin in one's purse.
A good word removes anger.
A gracious woman obtains honor, and strong men obtain riches.
A great estate is not gotten in a few hours.
A great fire may follow a tiny spark.
A great general need not blow his own trumpet.
A great man can bend and stretch.
A greedy eye had never a full belly.
A guest who comes empty handed does not deserve a warm welcome.
A guilty conscience is the enemy within.
A half truth is a whole lie.
A half-learned physician is a danger to life, and a half-learned
mullah is a danger to faith.
A handful of dirt is pleasing if it's your own land.
A hedge between keeps friendship green.
A horse cannot gain weight if not fed with extra fodder during the
night; a man cannot become wealthy without earnings apart from his
A horse which is tamed at forty is only good for resurrection day.
A house divided will soon fall.
A house without books is like a room without windows.
A human learns how to talk early, but how to keep silent late.
A hungry bear does not play.
A Jade stone is useless before it is processed; a man is
good-for-nothing until he is educated.
A Jew without a wife will not find peace in this life.
A kind word never broke anyone's mouth.
A king's face should show grace.
A leader is not necessarily one who knows the way but one who
thinks he knows the way.
A leopard is chasing us and do you ask me: "Is it a male or
A liar's punishment: even he tells the truth, people don't believe
A lie has no legs, but a scandal has wings.
A life of leisure and a life of laziness are different things.
A light heart lives long.
A little dog can start a hare but it takes a big one to catch it.
A little help is worth a lot of pity.
A little help is worth more than a load of sympathy.
A little learning is a dangerous thing.
A little wind kindles, much puts out the fire.
A living dog is better than a dead lion.
A loan is like rice eaten. It is soon forgotten.
A long journey tests a horse; a long-drawn-out conflict tests a
A long life may not be good enough, but a good life is long
A lucky man can stumble upon a treasure while an unlucky one can't
even find a mushroom.
A man among children will long be a child; a child among men will
soon be a man.
A man cannot undo his past. Can zebras wipe away their stripes?
A man dies but his tongue does not rot.
A man forewarned is equal to two.
A man has a choice to begin love, but not to end it.
A man in passion rides a mad horse.
A man is as old as he feels, a woman as old as she looks.
A man is judged by his deeds, not by his words.
A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his
mother the longest.
A man may die old at thirty and young at eighty.