Sufi Proverbs


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To take up a quarrel with someone and to be in more trouble.

Trying to be a dignified beggar.

Whatever is in your heart, it is not in your pocket.

You should not take relatives for granted.

To tease someone.

Two are a company, and three are not.

Whatever one didn't want to do, one is forced to do the same.

To think too much of oneself.

Two make a company, three make a row.

Whatever we perceive in the world around us tends to reflect who we are and what we care about most deeply, as in the old saying, "When a thief sees a saint, all he sees are his pockets."

To thrive under patronage.

Unity is equal to a thousand golden coins.

Whatever you have in your mind - forget it; whatever you have in your hand - give it; whatever is to be your fate - face it! - Abu Sa'id

To turn a blind eye to something.

Unity is strength.

When good and bad persons are not distinguished.

To turn and mend old clothes.

Unmanageably scattered property or assets.

When one doesn't get better food at other's place.

To turn one's eyes away from someone.

Unnecessary conflict while eating.

When pumpkins are watered, brinjals also get watered.

To turn the afternoon into an evening.

Unorganized system. Impossible things.

When the heart grieves over what it has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.

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