His brains hang at the top of his fez.
Hygiene is two thirds of health.
If a rich man eats a snake people say, "This is wisdom!" If a poor man eats a snake people say, "This is folly!"
If someone puts their trust in you, don't sever it.
If summer had a mother, she would weep at summer's passing.
If you are too sparing with the cat's food, the rats will eat your ears.
If you beat my drum, I will blow your whistle.
If you fall in love let her be a beauty; if you should steal, let it be a camel.
If you follow the lead of the cockerel, you'll be led to the poulterer.
If you spit in the face of a coward he'll tell you that it's raining.
It is easier to be a happy bachelor for a year than a widower for a month.
It's normal for a sieve to have holes in it.
Lock your door rather than accuse your neighbor.
Lock your door rather than suspect your neighbor.
Lower your voice and strengthen your argument.
Nights of pleasure are short.
No matter how fast the poplar grows, it will never reach heaven.
Some men will build a wine cellar when they have found just one grape.
The son of an old man is an orphan, and his wife is a widow.
Two things cannot be hidden: being astride a camel and being pregnant.
We traded in shrouds; people stopped dying.