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Proverbs on advising, guiding and predestination
   
submitted by Turathuna Bethlehem University
30.01.2007

On advising, guiding and warning
- Give your dough (lit. bread) to the baker even if he eats half of it.
- If he shakes hands with you, count your fingers.
- The snake never becomes a sister.
- Its (i.e. house, grove etc.) protector is its thief.
- The property of religious endowments demolishes the ceiling (i.e. if tampered with).
- Measure (the distance) before plunging.
- Kiss the dog from its mouth until you obtain what you want from him.
- Tie the donkey wherever his owner tells you.
- A concealed defeat is better than defeat and scandal.
- He whose house is built of glass does not throw stones.
- He who does not heed the elder's advice will fall in the well.
- The palm cannot strike an awl.
- A free man's promise is a debt to him.
- Slowness leads to security, speed to regret.
- Fear the place you trust.
- Do not betray those who trust you.
- The forsaken property teaches people to commit what is forbidden.
- Pass by your enemy when he is hungry; but do not pass by him when he is naked.
- The middle way is the best.
- Close the door from which the wind enters and be comfortable.
- None falls in the trap except the clever bird.
- Be on your guard against those to whom you have been charitable.
- Do not come near a scorpion but near the snake spread your mattress and sleep.
- We mounted him behind us but he stretched his hand to the saddle - bag.
- Your tongue is your protector, if you preserve it, it will preserve you; but if you betray it, it will betray you.

On predestination and judgments
- One cannot run away from what is destined (lit. written) to him.
- What is written on the forehead must be seen by the eye.
- How many sheep have gone before their mothers to the abattoir.
- Had it not been for breakages the pottery would not have prospered.
- The speech of villages does not agree with the speech of the palace.
- Reconciliation is the best of judgments.
- Every epoch has its state and men.
- The boys' judge hanged himself.
- Nothing outweighs the pound except the pound and an ounce.
- He who has nothing to do makes a judge of himself.

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