It is rude and used only in a verbal fight. – Turkish Proverbs, Do good, if you expect to receive it. – Turkish Proverbs, Make no one an enemy without cause. – Turkish Proverbs, He that thinks everyone is like himself is deceived. Meaning: Used as response against somebody with a hurtful or evil wish. * Mal canı kazanmaz, can malı kazanır. ], Hasty climbers have sudden falls. * Bana arkadaşını söyle, sana kim olduğunu söyleyeyim. – Turkish Proverbs, Maybe the bottom will turn out better than the top. – Turkish Proverbs, With haste catch a fly. ], He who enters a bath will sweat. [Trouble begins at a weak spot. – Turkish Proverbs – Turkish Proverbs, Never trifle with love. – Turkish Proverbs, A shepherd that is free from debt is better than a penniless prince. (Heart endures when eye does not see.) – Turkish Proverbs [You learn a lot about a person if you see how well his home is kept. – Turkish Proverbs, A whole herd can take shelter in the shade of a great tree. Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. – Turkish Proverbs, A person does not seek luck; luck seeks the person. – Turkish Proverbs, To be forewarned is to be forearmed. Used to put down someone's efforts or words and meaning that it won't have any effect on the outcome. [Don’t wash your dirty linen in public. – Turkish Proverbs, An ass is but an ass though laden with gold. – Turkish Proverbs, If a stone falls on an egg, it is bad for the egg; if an egg falls on a stone, it is still bad for the egg. – Turkish Proverbs and: “Two captains will sink the ship” What about the nobility? – Turkish Proverbs, Better a wise foe than a foolish friend. – Turkish Proverbs, A thief is worthy of a scaffold and a criminal a dungeon. Disclaimer: This is a project of discovery rather than critisism. – Turkish Proverbs, Other times, other manners. Meaning: Used to make a point about second guessing after the outcome is known. -. – Turkish Proverbs, Better to ask the way than go astray. – Turkish Proverbs, Womankind is long haired, short witted. – Turkish Proverbs, Eat and drink with a friend, but have no business transaction with him. (What is this diet, what is this pickled cabbage?) – Turkish Proverbs, All that glitters is not gold. – Turkish Proverbs, Old churches have dim windows. [What about this one? Meaning: When some bad event reaches a point of no return. Meaning: A persons character shows itself from his surroundings. Meaning: To caution people to moderate their actions. – Turkish Proverbs, The raven sees its chicks as falcons. – Turkish Proverbs, Two watermelons do not go under one armpit. ], One rotten apple soon spoils the whole basket. Meaning: It is senseless to show resentment towards an unresponsive and unrelated person or entity. A loaf of fresh baked bread brings happiness to even devils. Meaning: Used when an action taken does not match the unimportance of the situation. – Turkish Proverbs, Who is in fault suspects everybody. [As they brew, so let them drink. [If you want a good harvest, till your fields as fits. * İt ürür, kervan yürür. Literal translation: The liars house burned, but nobody believed it. – Turkish Proverbs, It is not by saying, Honey, honey, that sweetness comes into the mouth. Meaning: You need to be ready to sacrifice smaller things to reach your bigger goals. – Turkish Proverbs, Prevention is better than cure. – Turkish Proverbs, There is a scorpion under every stone. A “bad” may have a “worse”. * Meyveli (mevye veren) ağaç taşlanır. – Turkish Proverbs, Prettiness makes no pottage. It can be achieved gradually, by small steps, a little at a time.”. (Dogs bark, but the caravan goes on.) – Turkish Proverbs, He beats his breast who does not beat his child. ], Don’t look at the shape—look at the character. (An over-protected eye gets the speck.) – Turkish Proverbs, Vinegar at a cheap rate is sweeter than honey. – Turkish Proverbs, He who knows himself best esteems himself least. – Turkish Proverbs, A jealous head is soon broken. Meaning: Similar to tempest in a tea cup. – Turkish Proverbs, A good man will appear when talked about. Similar Quotes. Literal translation: Without effort there is no food. – Turkish Proverbs, In a great river, great fish are found, but take heed to avoid getting drowned. – Turkish Proverbs 8. – Turkish Proverbs, Every door may be shut, but death’s door. – Turkish Proverbs. – Turkish Proverbs Literal translation: (The real friend tells the bitter truth.). – Turkish Proverbs, Without hammering there is no fastening. – Turkish Proverbs, A lamb [sheep] away from the herd will be devoured by wolves. – Turkish Proverbs, A near neighbour is better than a far-dwelling kinsman. – Turkish Proverbs, An old friend is a mount for a black day. – Turkish Proverbs, Spare the rod and spoil the child. * Acele işe şeytan karışır. Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched. Meaning: Used to remind that others may have a different way of doing things and hence asking for tolerance. Literal translation: Near the dry, the damp will burn. * Babası oğluna bir bağ bağışlamış, oğul babaya bir salkım üzüm vermemiş. – Turkish Proverbs, There are friends and friends. – Turkish Proverbs, Who fears the sparrows must not sow millet. – Turkish Proverbs, The bird is known by his note, the man by his words. * Aslan yattığı yerden belli olur. – Turkish Proverbs, Poor folks are glad of porridge. – Turkish Proverbs, Today’s egg is better than tomorrow’s hen. – Turkish Proverbs, The eyes are the window of the soul. – English Proverb. – Turkish Proverbs, It is hard to teach an old dog tricks. Meaning: Everyone is wise after the event. – Turkish Proverbs, The teeth of a gift horse are not inspected. ], Appearance often deceives. – Turkish Proverbs, The devil tempts all other men, but idle men tempt the devil. * Yiğit lakabıyla anılır. Literal translation: One cannot eat the meat of every bird. * Kızım sana söylüyorum gelinim sen anla. [Seek your provision from above, and thank too]. – Turkish Proverbs, Soon ripe, soon rotten. Literal translation: (Kind words will get a snake out of its hole.). – Turkish Proverbs, He who dreads fire, guards himself even from smoke. – Turkish Proverbs, Unless a job is begun, it can never be finished. – Turkish Proverbs, Instead of opening your mouth, open your eyes. Literal translation: You will reap whatever you sow. Meaning: You can only learn at a young age, when you get older you will not be able to learn. [Negligence causes loss. – Turkish Proverbs, The jeweler knows the value of jewels. Meaning: Somebody in charge of handling money or resources, get to keep or enjoy some benefits for himself. Literal translation: Who falls into the sea will take hold even of a snake. Meaning: One who is out of sight is also out of mind. – Turkish Proverbs, The sea never buys fish. – Turkish Proverbs Literal translation: Who wants yogurt in winter must carry a cow in his pocket. – Turkish Proverbs, Good clothes open all doors. – Turkish Proverbs, Two dogs do not share one bone. Meaning: “Starting properly ensures the speedy completion of a process. – Turkish Proverbs, Seek truth in meditation, not in moldy books. Otherwise, you create panic. Happiness is like crystal — when it shines the most, it soon cracks. ], He who wants a mule without fault must walk on foot. ], Quiet persons are welcome everywhere. Insan yedisinde ne ise yetmisinde de odur. – Turkish Proverbs, Kind words will unlock an iron door. – Turkish Proverbs, The hare is in the mountain, but the soup water is on the fire. (The tree bearing fruit, gets stoned.) [Many sorts of vegetables are harvested when they are green, though. ], The strength of a chain is in the weakest link. Meaning: Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Meaning: Either way, the situation is bad. – Turkish Proverbs, Serving one’s own passions is the greatest slavery. With a population of 4,587,558 in the urban center (2014) and 5,150,072 in its province (2015),[1] it is … Meaning: Used by bachelors when asked to explain why they are still single. * Bilmemek değil, öğrenmemek ayıptır. Literal translation: (Heart endures when eye does not see.). Literal translation: (It is more difficult than teaching a camel to jump (than to reason with fool).) Literal translation: (It is not disgraceful to ask, it is disgraceful no to know.) Meaning: Things seem easier to the one who isn’t involved. – Turkish Proverbs, Better go to heaven in rags than to hell in embroidery. 9. – Turkish Proverbs, A man is to be feared from his speech, water from its floods. – Turkish Proverbs, A man is known by his company. A carefree head is to be found only on a scarecrow. Illustrated. Happiness is like crystal -- when it shines the most, it soon cracks. – Turkish Proverbs, Hunger makes the wolf come out of the forest. – Turkish Proverbs, The donkey’s plan is different from than that of the rider’s. – Turkish Proverbs, Friendship and business are two different things. – Turkish Proverbs, When you tell the truth, have one foot in the stirrup. When ambition ends, happiness begins. (A man is as wise as his head, not his years.) Meaning: Said when an underachiever recounts his petty achievements. – Turkish Proverbs, Scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours. – Turkish Proverbs, A hungry hen sees herself in a wheat silo. Have two strings to … ], Don’t fall into a fire in order to avoid the smoke. – Turkish Proverbs, He that strikes with his tongue must ward with his head. – Turkish Proverbs, “If’ and “when” were planted, and “nothing” grew. – Turkish Proverbs, A good maxim is never out of season. Literal translation: One searches for someone else’s  donkey while singing songs. ], Strike while/when the iron is hot. Meaning: Used to make a point that even an old person may not have all the wisdom. – Turkish Proverbs, A garden scarecrow is not a man. – Turkish Proverbs, The fish is caught from the head. – Turkish Proverbs, There is no rule without an exception. Literal translation: Drop by drop the lake is formed. – Turkish Proverbs, Sleep is the excuse of sleep. – Turkish Proverbs, Great oaks from little acorn grow. ], Stretch your feet according to your blanket. Literal translation: Sun cannot be daubed using wet clay. – Turkish Proverbs Meaning: Used to express the feeling that the benefits over weigh the risks. – Turkish Proverbs [None can guess the jewel by the casket. Lubbock, TX 1971 . ], To speak of honey will not make the mouth sweet. Literal translation: The cornered rat will lick the balls of the cat. 54. – Turkish Proverbs – Turkish Proverbs, Poverty is a shirt of fire. Literal translation: The bald becomes golden haired when he dies, the blind becomes almond eyed when he dies. – Turkish Proverbs, The shroud has no pockets. – Turkish Proverbs, All work and no play will make such a dull boy. – Turkish Proverbs, Don’t play with edged tools. – Turkish Proverbs, One is often blind to the faults in one’s own work. * Ateş düştüğü yeri yakar. – Turkish Proverbs, One needs muscles of iron to fight against love. – Turkish Proverbs, Why keep a cow when you can buy milk? A heart in love with beauty never grows old. He who plants a garden plants happiness. ], The owl thinks all her young ones beauties. Small savings will lead to substantial wealth. – Turkish Proverbs, Never hit a man when he’s down. [The outsider may lack significan’t or telling information. – Turkish Proverbs, He who goes out on a journey without a guide loses his way. – Turkish Proverbs, Prick yourself with a needle first before you stick a darning needle into others. – Turkish Proverbs * Eleştiri hakkı çalışmaktan doğar Literal translation: (The fly is small, but it can upset your stomach.) ], Plant good seed, and don’t suffer from hunger. Meaning: Even worthless things find a buyer. Used to point out that best action is to reverse course if one is going down the wrong path. * Çıkar ağzındaki baklayı. turkish proverbs The unpretentious and modest common sense of the Turkish people over many generations is distilled in many proverbs that are used today. * Hatasiz Kul Olmaz. * Tavşan dağa küsmüş, dağın haberi olmamış. Literal translation: Forced beauty wont do. ), They told the poor man it was snowing, and he said “I’m ready to shiver.” – Turkish Proverbs – Turkish Proverbs, Praises fill not the belly. – Turkish Proverbs, Every misfortune is a counsel. * Zengin arabasını dağdan aşırır, züğürt düz ovada yolunu şaşırır. * Kel ölür sırma saçlı olur, kör ölür badem gözlü olur. * Aşkın Gözü Karadır – Turkish Proverbs, If you don’t know how to swim, why are you at the seashore? – Turkish Proverbs Literal translation: (A tribulation is better than a hundred warnings.) [The situation may soon change. – Turkish Proverbs, Whoever digs a pit for his neighbor should dig it his own size. A cup of coffee commits one to forty years of friendship. – Turkish Proverbs, The fox comes forth from a hole you would not have expected. (Every man has his own style of eating yogurt.) – Turkish Proverbs, There is a madman in every house, but in our house everybody is mad. Literal translation: (If a dog’s prayers were answered, bones would rain from the sky.) * Emek olmadan yemek olmaz. * Şeytanla ortak buğday eken samanını alır. [Fields, hedges, and woods and walls, all have ears.] – Turkish Proverbs, While the tree is a sapling it is bent. – Turkish Proverbs, Well is, that well does. Meaning: Health is more important than wealth. – Turkish Proverbs, United we stand, divided we fall. – Turkish Proverbs, Even the highest tree has an axe waiting at its foot. Literal translation: Dogs bark but caravan still moves on. – Turkish Proverbs – Turkish Proverbs, He teaches ill, who teaches all. – Turkish Proverbs, He that has done ill once will do it again. ], The one who enters a Turkish bath is in for sweating. Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise, because of impatience we cannot return. – Turkish Proverbs, To do good to an ungrateful man is to throw rosewater in the sea. – Turkish Proverbs, If the head be left empty, it is not well. [Money does not always help. English equivalent: No smoke without fire. ], Peasant erect is taller than peasant on bended knee. * Baş başa vermeyince taş yerinden kalkmaz. Literal translation: Order the lazybones a task; he will give you advice. – Turkish Proverbs Literal translation: Who lies with the blind gets up cross-eyed. Meaning: Used to caution that it is easy to invite someone, but difficult to ask them to leave. – Turkish Proverbs – Turkish Proverbs, Where the front wheels a the carriage passes, the hind wheels follows. – Turkish Proverbs, The head that is cut off does not shoot again. – Turkish Proverbs, A hungry bear won’t dance. – Turkish Proverbs Used to make a point that things can always go even worse and one should make the best of current situation. – Turkish Proverbs, Cut your coat according to your cloth. – Turkish Proverbs, You can’t expect a good thing to go on for ever. – Turkish Proverbs, He who has no peace in his home, is in hell on earth. 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