Popular Egyptian Proverbs
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• Being involved in a funeral is better than trying to arrange marriages.

• In his mother’s eye, the monkey is as beautiful as a gazelle.

• Your friend chooses pebbles for you and your enemy counts your faults.

• If you love, love the moon; if you steal, steal a camel.

• It's all the same thing to those who know nothing.

• Whoever lets himself be led by the heart will never lose his way.

• Protect the flame of your candle and it will light more.

• The woman who does not covet the possessions of her husband is in love with another man.

• The bald woman boasts of her niece's hair.

• Yesterday's drunkenness will not quench today's thirst.

• If you put a rope around your neck, many people will be glad to drag you by it.

• The believer is not bitten from the same hole twice.

• The opinion of the intelligent is better than the certainty of the ignorant.

• Eat him for lunch before he eats you for dinner.

• Winds do not blow as the ships wish.

• What is written on the brow will inevitably be seen by the eye.

• Stretch your legs as far as your blanket extends. 

• The unlucky person finds bones in his tripe dinner. 

• The carpenter’s door is falling apart.
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