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Do little things now; so shall big things come to thee by and by asking to be done.
~ Persian Proverb - [Things and Little Things]

 

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Doubt is the key to knowledge.
~ Persian Proverb - [Doubt]

 

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Epigrams succeed where epics fail.
~ Persian Proverb - [Aphorisms and Epigrams]

 

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Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
~ Persian Proverb - [Death and Dying]

 

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He who has been bitten by a snake fears a piece of string.
~ Persian Proverb - [Experience]

 

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He who knows he who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a fool, shun him; He who knows not, and knows that he knows not, is a child, teach him. He who knows, and knows not that he knows, is asleep, wake him. He who knows, and knows that he knows, is wise, follow him.
~ Persian Proverb - [Fools and Foolishness]

 

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If one has to jump a stream and knows how wide it is, he will not jump. If he does not know how wide it is, he will jump, and six times out of ten he will make it.
~ Persian Proverb - [Caution]

 

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It is nothing for one to know something unless another knows you know it.
~ Persian Proverb - [Knowledge]

 

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Luck is infatuated with the efficient.
~ Persian Proverb - [Luck]

 

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One pound of learning requires ten pounds of common sense to apply it.
~ Persian Proverb - [Common Sense]

 

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Risk -- If one has to jump a stream and knows how wide it is, he will not jump. If he doesn't know how wide it is, he'll jump and six times out of ten he'll make it.
~ Persian Proverb - [Risk]

 

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The best memory is that which forgets nothing, but injuries. Write kindness in marble and write injuries in the dust.
~ Persian Proverb - [Memory]

 

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The loveliest faces are to be seen by moonlight, when one sees half with the eye and half with the fancy.
~ Persian Proverb - [Beauty]

 

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There are four things every person has more of than they know; sins, debt, years, and foes.
~ Persian Proverb - [Life and Living]

 

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Treat your superior as a father, your equal as a brother, and your inferior as a son.
~ Persian Proverb - [Manners]

 

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When the tide of misfortune moves over you, even jelly will break your teeth
~ Persian Proverb - [Misfortunes]

 

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