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66 Egyptian Proverbs About Life & Love (WISDOM)

Top 11 Wise Egyptian Proverbs

“Know thyself deathless and able to know all things, all arts, sciences, the way of every life. Become higher than the highest height and lower than the lowest depth. Amass in thyself all senses of animals, fire, water, dryness and moistness. Think of thyself in all places at the same time, earth, sea, sky, not yet born, in the womb, young, old, dead, and in the after death state.”

Do not assess a man who has nothing, and thus falsify your pen.
Do not assess a man who has nothing, and thus falsify your pen.
Suffering in search of truth gives true meaning to the truth.
Suffering in search of truth gives true meaning to the truth.
Organization is impossible unless those who know the laws of harmony lay the foundation.
Organization is impossible unless those who know the laws of harmony lay the foundation.
If one tries to navigate unknown waters one runs the risk of shipwreck.
If one tries to navigate unknown waters one runs the risk of shipwreck.
An onion shared with a friend tastes like roast lamb.
An onion shared with a friend tastes like roast lamb.

“By living a life based on wisdom and truth, one can discover the divinity of the soul, its union to the universe, the supreme peace and contentment which comes from satisfying the inner drive for self discovery.”

People bring about their own undoing through their tongues.
People bring about their own undoing through their tongues.
If you are wise, look after your house; love your wife without alloy.
If you are wise, look after your house; love your wife without alloy.
Judge by cause, not by effect.
Judge by cause, not by effect.
Envy is the companion of great success.
Envy is the companion of great success.

16 Egyptian Proverbs about life

“They who have received some portion of God’s gift, these, if judged by their deeds, have from death’s bond won their release; for they embrace in their own mind, all things, things on the earth, things in the heaven, and things above the heaven – if there be aught. They who do not understand, because they possess the aid of reason only and not mind, are ignorant wherefore they have come into being and whereby, like irrational creatures, their makeup is in their feelings and their impulses, they fail in all appreciation of things which really are worth contemplation. These center all their thought upon the pleasures of the body and its appetites.”

The worst things: To be in bed and sleep not, To want for one who comes not, To try to please and please not.
The worst things: To be in bed and sleep not, To want for one who comes not, To try to please and please not.
One does not run to reach success, one does not move to spoil it.
One does not run to reach success, one does not move to spoil it.

“Conceal your heart, control your mouth. Beware of releasing the restraints in you; Listen if you want to endure in the mouth of the hearers. Speak after you have mastered the craft.”

A house without a woman is like a graveyard.
A house without a woman is like a graveyard.
He who sows the wind harvests the storm.
He who sows the wind harvests the storm.
Leave him in error who loves his error.
Leave him in error who loves his error.
What is written on the brow will inevitably be seen by the eye.
What is written on the brow will inevitably be seen by the eye.
Everyone finds himself in the world where he belongs. The essential thing is to have a fixed point from which to check its reality now and then.
Everyone finds himself in the world where he belongs. The essential thing is to have a fixed point from which to check its reality now and then.
Each truth you learn will be, for you, as new as if it had never been written.
Each truth you learn will be, for you, as new as if it had never been written.
Every man is rich in excuses to safeguard his prejudices, his instincts, and his opinions.
Every man is rich in excuses to safeguard his prejudices, his instincts, and his opinions.
Making money selling manure is better than losing money selling musk.
Making money selling manure is better than losing money selling musk.
Envious greed must govern to possess and ambition must possess to govern.
Envious greed must govern to possess and ambition must possess to govern.
The mouth of a perfectly happy man is filled with beer.
The mouth of a perfectly happy man is filled with beer.
A house has the character of the man who lives in it.
A house has the character of the man who lives in it.
Beware of him to whom you have been charitable.
Beware of him to whom you have been charitable.

2 Egyptian Proverbs about peace

To have peace there must be strife; both are part of the structure of the world and requirements.
To have peace there must be strife; both are part of the structure of the world and requirements.
Peace is the fruit of activity, not of sleep.
Peace is the fruit of activity, not of sleep.

2 Egyptian Proverbs about wisdom

“The study of the wisdom teachings should be a continuous process in which the teachings become the predominant factor of life rather than the useless and oftentimes negative and illusory thoughts of those who are ignorant of spiritual truths.”

It is no use whatever preaching Wisdom to men: you must inject it into their blood.
It is no use whatever preaching Wisdom to men: you must inject it into their blood.

6 Egyptian Proverbs about knowledge

“If you are mighty and powerful, then gain respect through knowledge and through your gentleness of speech. Don’t order things except as it is fitting. The one who provokes others gets into trouble. Don’t be haughty lest you be humbled. But also, don’t be mute lest you be chided.”

If you search for the laws of harmony, you will find knowledge.
If you search for the laws of harmony, you will find knowledge.
Love is one thing, knowledge is another.
Love is one thing, knowledge is another.
True knowledge comes from the upward path which leads to the eternal fire; error, defeat and death result from following the lower path of worldly attachment.
True knowledge comes from the upward path which leads to the eternal fire; error, defeat and death result from following the lower path of worldly attachment.
The best and shortest road towards knowledge of truth is Nature.
The best and shortest road towards knowledge of truth is Nature.
True teaching is not an accumulation of knowledge; it is an awaking of consciousness which goes through successive stages.
True teaching is not an accumulation of knowledge; it is an awaking of consciousness which goes through successive stages.

3 Egyptian Proverbs about death

“O people of the earth, men and women born and made of the elements, but with the spirit of the Divine within you, rise from your sleep of ignorance! Be sober and thoughtful. Realize that your home is not on the earth but in the Light. Why have you delivered yourselves unto death, having power to partake of immortality?”

Grain must return to the earth, die, and decompose for new growth to begin.
Grain must return to the earth, die, and decompose for new growth to begin.
Fear does not prevent death. It prevents life.
Fear does not prevent death. It prevents life.

8 Motivational Egyptian Proverbs that will Inspire You to Do Better in Life

Listen to your conviction, even if they seem absurd to your reason.
Listen to your conviction, even if they seem absurd to your reason.
Be industrious, let thine eyes be open, lest you become a beggar, for the man that is idle cometh not to honor.
Be industrious, let thine eyes be open, lest you become a beggar, for the man that is idle cometh not to honor.
Seek to perform your duties to your highest ability, this way your actions will be blameless.
Seek to perform your duties to your highest ability, this way your actions will be blameless.
One foot isn't enough to walk with.
One foot isn’t enough to walk with.
Know the world in yourself. Never look for yourself in the world, for this would be to project your illusion.
Know the world in yourself. Never look for yourself in the world, for this would be to project your illusion.
The only thing that is humiliating is helplessness.
The only thing that is humiliating is helplessness.
Seek peacefully, you will find.
Seek peacefully, you will find.
You will free yourself when you learn to be neutral and follow the instructions of your heart without letting things perturb you. This is the way of Maat.
You will free yourself when you learn to be neutral and follow the instructions of your heart without letting things perturb you. This is the way of Maat.

3 Egyptian Proverbs on Being a Master

“Not the greatest Master can go even one step for his disciple; in himself he must experience each stage of developing consciousness. Therefore he will know nothing for which he is not ripe.”

The first thing necessary in teaching is a master; the second is a pupil capable of carrying on the tradition.
The first thing necessary in teaching is a master; the second is a pupil capable of carrying on the tradition.
Experience will show you, a Master can only point the way.
Experience will show you, a Master can only point the way.

15 Egyptian Proverbs that will Make You Think

“The impious soul screams: I burn; I am ablaze; I know not what to cry or do; wretched me, I am devoured by all the ills that compass me about; alack, poor me, I neither see nor hear! This is the soul’s chastisement of itself. For the mind of the man imposes these on the soul.”

Man is separated into soul and body, and only when the two sides of his senses agree together, does utterance of its thought conceived by mind take place.
Man is separated into soul and body, and only when the two sides of his senses agree together, does utterance of its thought conceived by mind take place.
For every joy there is a price to be paid.
For every joy there is a price to be paid.
A beautiful thing is never perfect.
A beautiful thing is never perfect.
The man who knows how to lead one of his brothers towards what he has known may one day be saved by that very brother.
The man who knows how to lead one of his brothers towards what he has known may one day be saved by that very brother.
Pride and dignity would belong to women if only men would leave them alone.
Pride and dignity would belong to women if only men would leave them alone.
Compared with the Egyptians, the Greeks are childish mathematicians.
Compared with the Egyptians, the Greeks are childish mathematicians.
Evil as well as good, both operate to advance the Great Plan.
Evil as well as good, both operate to advance the Great Plan.

“An answer brings no illumination unless the question has matured to a point where it gives rise to this answer which thus becomes its fruit. Therefore learn how to put a question.”

By knowing one reaches belief. By doing one gains conviction. When you know, dare.
By knowing one reaches belief. By doing one gains conviction. When you know, dare.
A borrowed coat does not keep one warm.
A borrowed coat does not keep one warm.
True sages are those who give what they have, without meanness and without secret!
True sages are those who give what they have, without meanness and without secret!
A contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not.
A contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not.
Take the fare from him who is wealthy, and let pass him who is poor.
Take the fare from him who is wealthy, and let pass him who is poor.
Man, know yourself… and you shalt know the gods.
Man, know yourself… and you shalt know the gods.

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