Proverb (zarbolmasal)

No Walls have mice and mice have ears.
Meaning: Secrets told are spread abroad.
A good year is determined by its spring.

Meaning:As goes the spring, so goes the year.
Usage: Character and quality show up early.

Whatever you sow you reap.
Meaning: A person gets his just deserts.

There is a path to the top of even the highest mountain.
Meaning:God is more powerful than the proudest of persons. (b) Where there is a will there is a way.

A tree doesn't move unless there is wind.
Meaning:Where there is smoke there is fire, or every effect has a cause.

Don't stop a donkey that isn't yours.
Meaning:Mind your own business.

There are twenty-five uncaught sparrows for a penny.
Meaning:A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, or wishes are a dime a dozen.

A porcupine speaking to its baby says, " O my child of velvet."
Meaning:One's own child is especially dear for him/her.

A wolf's pup will grow into a wolf even though it be raised among men.
Meaning:Training can not change heredity: or, you can not change a leopard's spots: or , what is bred in the bone will come out in the flesh.

Flourish like a flower, but may your life be longer.
Meaning: When one is offered some flowers.

A real friend is one who takes the hand of his friend in times of distress and helplessness.
Meaning: A friend in need is a friend indeed.

There is a way from heart to heart.
Meaning:Love finds a way to another's heart.

The first day you meet, you are friends. The next day you meet, you are brothers.
meaning: Friendship grows into brotherhood.

A river is not contaminated by having a dog drink from it.
Meaning: One of good character is pure despite criticism.

A tilted load won't reach its destination.
Meaning:Honesty is the best policy.

It's the same donkey, but with a new saddle.
Meaning:Clothes do not make the man.

Usage: Said of some one who has recently gained a high position unworthy.

Reading Scripture in front of a donkey.
Meaning: Casting your pearls before swine.

Without a green switch the ox and the donkey won't obey.
Meaning:Spare the rod and spoil the child.

Without investigating the water, don't take off your shoes (to walk through it).
Meaning: "Look before you leap."

One flower doesn't bring spring.
Meaning:One swallow doesn't make a spring.
Usage:Said of a person who tries to do too much himself.

They asked the fox, "Who is your witness?" He said, "My tail,"
Meaning:Collusion is suspected: or, one witness for his own benefit.

A lion at home, and a fox abroad.
Meaning:A big frog in a little pond becomes a little frog in a big pond: or, every dog is a lion at home.
Usage: Character and quality show up early.

A fox is in trouble because of his own pelt.
Meaning:A person's own health or possessions can involve him in trouble, thus becoming his own worst enemy.

He is riding the donkey, but has lost the donkey.
Meaning: If it had been a snake, it would have bitten you; or, not making the same mistake twice.

In an ant colony dew is a flood.
Meaning: A little misfortune means much to one in need.

Having been bitten by a snake, bee's afraid of a rope.
Meaning: Once bitten, twice shy: or , not making the same mistake twice.

If there is only bread and onions, still have a happy face.
Meaning: "Be content with such things as you have."

God said, "Eat and drink," but He didn't say, "Gorge to the full (up to your throat)."
Meaning: One's own child is especially dear for him/her.

Every anguish passes except the anguish of hunger.
Meaning: One can forget other troubles, but not the need of food.

A warm fire is better than any delicious food.
Meaning: Warmth is more important than food.

One who doesn't appreciate the apple, won't appreciate the orchard.
Meaning: If we don't appreciate little things, we won't appreciate great things.

Two watermelons can't be held in one hand.
Meaning: If you have too many preoccupations, you will succeed at none of them.

Salt preserves meat, but what can be done with salt if it is bad.
Meaning: Ordinary people can be corrected, but how can one correct teachers, leaders and preachers: or, if salt has lost its savor it is good for nothing.

A mother won't give milk to her child until he cries.
Meaning: Unless we ask for something, we don't get it.

Even if a knife is made of gold, a person won't stab his own heart with it.
Meaning: Don't side with your best friend or even with your son if he is in the wrong.

A new servant can catch a running deer.
Meaning: A person who is new at a job is overly energetic in an attempt to make a good impression.

He ran out from under a leaking roof and sat in the rain.
Meaning: Out of the frying pan into the fire.

My drum doesn't do what I want it to.
Meaning: Used when a servant, child or student doesn't do what you have told him to do.

Only stretch you foot to the length of your blanket.
Meaning: "Cut your coat according to your cloth:" or, don't overstretch your bounds.

Walls have mice and mice have ears.
Meaning: Secrets told are spread abroad.

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