Turkish Proverbs relating to Animals, Nature and Living

• It is from the head that the fish first stinks.

• The planting of a tree is worth the prayers of a whole year.

• The key to paradise is patience.

• An onion offered in love is worth a sheep.

• Falcons with falcons, goose with goose and bald hen with lame cock.

• What is grass to the lion is flesh to the horse.

• What drowning man would not cling to the tail of a serpent.

• If you accept the wolf’s invitation take a dog.

• Cropping a donkey’s ears will not produce a stallion.

• No caravan stops for the bark of a dog.

• Even is guilt were made of sable no one would choose to wear it.

• Anyone can climb on the back of a small horse.

• Ears grow first but horns grow longest.

• There are no sweet onions, and there are no white pigs.


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