154 Kurdish Proverbs / Page 2
21. A tribulation is better than a hundred warnings.
22. A visitor comes with ten blessings, eats one, and leaves nine.
23. A wise man does his own work.
24. A wise man remembers his friends at all times; a fool, only when he has need of them.
25. A woman is a fortress, a man her prisoner.
26. Ability has no school.
27. Activity breeds prosperity.
28. After dinner a Kuru kills a man or kidnaps a woman.
29. An illness comes by the pound and goes away by the ounce.
30. An open door invites callers.
31. Any man with two wives becomes a porter.
32. At table keep short hand; in company keep a short tongue.
33. Bad habits are worse than rabies.
34. Beauty passes; wisdom remains.
35. Better a calf of one's own than a jointly owned cow.
36. Better a wise foe than a foolish friend.
37. Better one day a man than ten days a woman.
38. Both the hunted and the hunter rely on God.
39. Deal with your friends as if they will become your enemies tomorrow, and deal with your enemies as if they will become your friends tomorrow.
40. Do not eat the strangers' bread as this diminishes your stature.