457 Turkish Proverbs
1. "If' and "when" were planted, and "nothing" grew.
2. A bird will not fly with one wing.
3. A broke merchant counted his small change.
4. A building without foundation is soon demolished.
5. A chicken won't be grudged to a place a goose will come from.
6. A defeated wrestler is not tired of wrestling.
7. A dog that intends to bite does not bare its teeth.
8. A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions.
9. A friend is one soul in two bodies.
10. A full pistol scares one person, an emty one scares forty people.
11. A gold sword opens an iron door.
12. A guest will not eat what he hopes for but what he finds.
13. A heart in love with beauty never grows old.
14. A horse knows his rider by his spurs.
15. A hungry bear won't dance.
16. A hungry dog will bring a lion down.
17. A hungry hen sees herself in a wheat silo.
18. A hungry man thinks he won't be satiated, a thirsty man thinks he won't be quenched.
19. A knife wound heals; a wound caused by words does not.
20. A knife-wound heals, but a tongue wound festers.