Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Persian Proverbs

In childhood, for some reason I was fascinated by ‘Persia’ (now known as Iran). Cyrus the Great [c. 600 - c. 530 BC] reportedly was the son of a Persian father and a Median mother. Eventually, Cyrus combined Media and Persia into the Medo-Persian Empire, even conquering Babylon.

  • Do well the little things now; so shall great things come to you by and by asking to be done
  • The best memory is that which forgets nothing but injuries—write kindness in marble and write injuries in the dust
  • Whatever is in the heart will rise up to the tongue
  • You cannot polish a turd
  • One pound of learning requires ten pounds of common sense to apply it
  • All go down to their death bearing in their hands only that which they have given away

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