Pakistani proverbs

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  • Mind is bigger or a buffalo?
  • Greed is the biggest witch.
  • Greedy is always cheated by Liar.
  • We have eyes, others have marbles.
  • A rich house makes its foolish inhabitants wise.
  • When mouth eats, eyes shy.
  • One man standing is always alone, but two are equivalent to eleven.
  • Good homes are detected even by their dogs.
  • Mother beats but does not allow others to beat.
  • Tell your daughter and teach your daughter-in-law.
  • Buffaloes are buffaloes' sisters.
  • An unwilling runner blames his knees.
  • Scythe has one side to cut and the world has two.
  • Your own children and someone Else's wife always looks wonderful.
  • Children are never free yet have no particular work to do.
  • If you see someone riding a horse, and don't have the money to buy one don't get a donkey for yourself.
  • A wise llama never counts his teeth
  • You can dress a monkey in a suit, but it is still a monkey
  • If you see someone has a pretty face this does not mean you have to break your own ugly face.
  • Be yourself beautiful, and you will find the world full of beauty.
  • Better to avoid the poison altogether than to try to heal from the damage it causes.
  • Knowledge is understanding that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
  • Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right.
  • History is a signpost for the future...
  • Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.
  • Your loud voice is not proof of the depth of your knowledge, for an empty utensil makes more noise than a full one.
  • Don't look down on anyone unless you are helping them up.
  • Why do you seek more knowledge when you pay no heed to what you already know?
  • Our hearts are filled with such ease and contentment that if kings came to know of it they would come with armies to rob us of this wealth.
  • Every man dies, but not every man truly lives.
  • Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you're a vegetarian.
  • People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.
  • Money doesn't change people, it only exposes them.
  • There are two kinds of speeches and two kinds of silences. Speech is either truth or a falsification, and silence is either fruition or heedlessness. If one speaks the truth, his words are better than his silence, but he who invents falsifications, his silence is better than his speech.
  • People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.
  • If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it.