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72 of the Wisest Moroccan Proverbs (WISDOM)

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I beg the Most High to allow me the favor of the double reward, but if God only finds me worthy of one reward, I will accept it in all humility.
I beg the Most High to allow me the favor of the double reward, but if God only finds me worthy of one reward, I will accept it in all humility.
Waking up early is bought with gold.
Waking up early is bought with gold.
The one who fear, live.
The one who fear, live.
Don't waste time putting forward arguments in good faith in the face of people of bad faith.
Don’t waste time putting forward arguments in good faith in the face of people of bad faith.
Drop by drop the river rises.
Drop by drop the river rises.
Never say I regret, always say I learned.
Never say I regret, always say I learned.
You should think 1,000 times, before using scissors.
You should think 1,000 times, before using scissors.
If you have to beg, beg the rich people.
If you have to beg, beg the rich people.
The camel never sees his own hump but that of his brothers is always in his eyes.
The camel never sees his own hump but that of his brothers is always in his eyes.
Show him, show him again, if he doesn't learn, just leave him.
Show him, show him again, if he doesn’t learn, just leave him.

4 Moroccan Proverbs about friendship

If your friend is honey, don’t lick him.
If your friend is honey, don’t lick him.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Every rose has a thorn as its friend.
Every rose has a thorn as its friend.
By all means make friends with the dog, but do not lay aside the stick.
By all means make friends with the dog, but do not lay aside the stick.

20 Wise Moroccan Proverbs about life

It is not cowardly, quite the contrary, to seek to meet the adversary and know his intentions. However, it is cowardly, shameful and treasonable to lay down arms.
It is not cowardly, quite the contrary, to seek to meet the adversary and know his intentions. However, it is cowardly, shameful and treasonable to lay down arms.
He, who takes from one to give to another, goes to heavens empty-handed.
He, who takes from one to give to another, goes to heavens empty-handed.
Traveling - it gives you home in thousand strange places, then leaves you a stranger in your own land.
Traveling – it gives you home in thousand strange places, then leaves you a stranger in your own land.
Speech and action make the perfect conduct.
Speech and action make the perfect conduct.
There is no queue at the gate of patience.
There is no queue at the gate of patience.
If you are responsible of a problem, you should find the solution.
If you are responsible of a problem, you should find the solution.
He who follows the right path, thorns will not hurt him.
He who follows the right path, thorns will not hurt him.
If the peaches were a remedy, they would heal themselves first.
If the peaches were a remedy, they would heal themselves first.
Seek advice from the ill and not he doctor.
Seek advice from the ill and not he doctor.
The tongue has no bones.
The tongue has no bones.
Hit the iron while it's still hot.
Hit the iron while it’s still hot.
The determined ostrich hunter will surely meet one.
The determined ostrich hunter will surely meet one.
See the beauty when she wakes up from her sleep before she washes her face and combs her hair.
See the beauty when she wakes up from her sleep before she washes her face and combs her hair.
In the eyes of its mother, every beetle is a gazelle.
In the eyes of its mother, every beetle is a gazelle.
Your brother, your brother, do not be deceived by greed.
Your brother, your brother, do not be deceived by greed.
He who has nothing to die for has nothing to live for.
He who has nothing to die for has nothing to live for.
Cautious people are safe.
Cautious people are safe.
Unless you put your hands in holes, snakes won't bite you.
Unless you put your hands in holes, snakes won’t bite you.
An agreement is a kind of debt.
An agreement is a kind of debt.
Better a patient man than a warrior, one who controls his temper than one who takes a city.
Better a patient man than a warrior, one who controls his temper than one who takes a city.

2 Moroccan Proverbs about Education

Instruct a man, you instruct an individual. Instruct a woman, you instruct a nation.
Instruct a man, you instruct an individual. Instruct a woman, you instruct a nation.
Teaching in youth is like carving in stone.
Teaching in youth is like carving in stone.

14 Moroccan Proverbs about Happiness and Success

Exert effort, you shall be rewarded. If at noon the King declares it is night, behold the stars.
Exert effort, you shall be rewarded. If at noon the King declares it is night, behold the stars.
Few desires, happy life.
Few desires, happy life.
Plans fail for lack of counsel but with many advisors, succeed.
Plans fail for lack of counsel but with many advisors, succeed.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
You can't catch two frogs with one hand.
You can’t catch two frogs with one hand.
Discipline awaits he who leaves his path.
Discipline awaits he who leaves his path.
For the sake of a single rose, the gardener becomes servant to a thousand thorns.
For the sake of a single rose, the gardener becomes servant to a thousand thorns.
Slowness comes from God and haste from the Devil.
Slowness comes from God and haste from the Devil.
If you forget your worries, the storm will blow over.
If you forget your worries, the storm will blow over.
If you are afraid of something, you give it power over you.
If you are afraid of something, you give it power over you.
Some will learn through pain and sorrow, others through joy and laughter, so it is written.
Some will learn through pain and sorrow, others through joy and laughter, so it is written.
One who pervades the great universe is seen by none unless a man knows the unfolding of love.
One who pervades the great universe is seen by none unless a man knows the unfolding of love.
Courage is illusion, balance is the best we can get.
Courage is illusion, balance is the best we can get.
Catch the halter rope and it will lead you to the donkey.
Catch the halter rope and it will lead you to the donkey.

4 Moroccan Proverbs on Kindness

The mind is free and the slightest thought has great influence. It is therefore important that you think enlightened thoughts.
The mind is free and the slightest thought has great influence. It is therefore important that you think enlightened thoughts.
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bone.
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bone.
Kindness can pluck the whiskers of a lion.
Kindness can pluck the whiskers of a lion.
A fool's lips bring him strife and invite a beating.
A fool’s lips bring him strife and invite a beating.

3 Moroccan Proverbs about Dogs

If the prayers of dogs were answered, bones would rain from the sky.
If the prayers of dogs were answered, bones would rain from the sky.
To the dog who has money, men say: my lord dog.
To the dog who has money, men say: my lord dog.
If a man told you that a dog had run off with your ear, would you go after the dog or search first for your ear
If a man told you that a dog had run off with your ear, would you go after the dog or search first for your ear?

15 Moroccan Proverbs to Ponder

The power of the word in Morocco belonged to men and to the authorities. No one asked the point of view of poor people or women.
The power of the word in Morocco belonged to men and to the authorities. No one asked the point of view of poor people or women.
Lies have got no legs.
Lies have got no legs.
He is a good storyteller who can turn a man's ears into eyes.
He is a good storyteller who can turn a man’s ears into eyes.
Come with me mom, I want to show you my uncle's house.
Come with me mom, I want to show you my uncle’s house.
The moon and the stars are not above us, the earth is on the other side of our feet.
The moon and the stars are not above us, the earth is on the other side of our feet.
Open your door to a good day and prepare yourself for a bad one.
Open your door to a good day and prepare yourself for a bad one.
It's the eye that eats.
It’s the eye that eats.
If at noon the King declares it is night, behold the stars.
If at noon the King declares it is night, behold the stars.
Let us sit bent, but talk straight.
Let us sit bent, but talk straight.
If I listen, I have the advantage; if I speak, others have it.
If I listen, I have the advantage; if I speak, others have it.
A devil takes one and makes two, a saint takes two and makes one.
A devil takes one and makes two, a saint takes two and makes one.
The hand you cannot bite, kiss.
The hand you cannot bite, kiss.
What is here is elsewhere, what is not here is nowhere.
What is here is elsewhere, what is not here is nowhere.
A crucible for silver and a furnace for gold, but Allah tests the heart.
A crucible for silver and a furnace for gold, but Allah tests the heart.
Better a handful of dried figs and content with that, than to own the gate of peacocks and be kicked in the eye by a broody camel.
Better a handful of dried figs and content with that, than to own the gate of peacocks and be kicked in the eye by a broody camel.

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