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Egyptian Proverbs


A beautiful thing is never perfect.

A man's ruin lies in his tongue.

Be patient with a bad neighbor: he may move or face misfortune.

Because we focused on the snake, we missed the scorpion.

Bed is the poor man's opera.

False ambition serves the neck.

If there were no fault, there would be no pardon.

Learn politeness from the impolite.

Making money selling manure is better than losing money selling musk.

Malice drinketh its own poison.

Pride feels no pain.

Pride goes before a fall.

Pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Put a rope around your neck and many will be happy to drag you along.

Put a stout heart to a steep hill.

Put by for a rainy day.

Run as hard as a wild beast if you will, but you won't get any reward greater than that destined for you.

The barking of a dog does not disturb the man on a camel.

The tyrant is only the slave turned inside out.

When the angels present themselves, the devils abscond.

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