Friday, May 29, 2020

Proverbs from Persia (Iran)

Aa a girl I was fascinated by stories about ‘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. 

Here are a few 'Persian' Proverbs.

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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