Common Proverbs from Iran
Acquaintance without patience is like a candle with no light.
A blind man who sees is better than a sighted man who is blind.
A broken hand works, but not a broken heart.
A drowning man is not troubled by rain.
A stone thrown at the right time is better than gold given at the wrong time.
An egg thief becomes a camel thief.
Death is a camel that lies down at every door.
Every tear has a smile behind it.
God provides, but He needs a nudge.
He who has been bitten by a snake fears a piece of string.
He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.
In the ants' house the dew is a flood.
Injustice all round is justice!
Listening to good advice is the way to wealth.
Stretch your foot to the length of your blanket.