Provérbios egípcios: diferenças entre revisões

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*"O arqueiro acerta o alvo, parte pelo esticamento, parte pelo relaxamento. O barqueiro alcança a terra, parte do esticamento, parte do relaxamento."
'''A goose’s child is a swimmer'''
''Meaning:'' Like father, like son.
'''A monkey is a gazelle in its mother’s eyes.'''
''Meaning:'' People are not objective when it comes to themselves and their family.
'''An absent person has his excuse.'''
''Meaning:'' Don't blame someone for not being here until you hear him/her out.
'''Bathe her and then look at her.'''
''Meaning:'' Look at a girl without makeup and hairdo to see if she’s really pretty.
'''Be patient with a bad neighbor. Maybe he’ll leave or a disaster will take him out.'''
''Meaning:'' Take your time before getting into fights you can avoid.
'''Borrowing is bad, and paying back is always a loss.'''
''Meaning:'' Obvious
'''Cover your candle, it will light more.'''
''Meaning:'' Be cautious! Don’t brag about what you have.
'''Dress up a stick and it’ll be a beautiful bride.'''
''Meaning:'' Don't be fooled by women’s appearances; look deeper.
'''He who couldn't overcome the donkey took on the saddle.'''
''Meaning:'' Said of people who don’t face their match and pick on the weak instead.
'''He whose house is made out of glass, shouldn’t throw stones at people.'''
''Meaning:'' Think of the repercussions before taking actions; you may be more liable to get harmed.
'''If your friend is (like) honey, don't lick it all.'''
''Meaning:'' Don’t abuse people’s generosity towards you.
'''If you marry a monkey for his wealth, the money goes and the monkey remains as is.'''
''Meaning:'' Don’t get married to people for their money; it won’t bring you happiness.
'''Knowledge is in the head, not the copybook.'''
''Meaning:'' Thinking is more important than just getting knowledge from books.
'''News that’s for money today will be for free tomorrow.'''
''Meaning:'' Obvious
'''Stretch your legs as far as your quilt goes.'''
''Meaning:'' Don’t do what’s beyond your capabilities. Don’t buy what you cannot afford.
'''This cub is from that lion.'''
''Meaning:'' Like father, like son.
'''Those who had some shame are dead.'''
''Meaning:'' People don’t have boundaries anymore.
(actually there's a story behind this proverb; it's a very old one from the Ottoman era, when Cairo had a lot of turkish baths - especially in the local areas. There was once a very big fire in one of the famous turkish baths during the women's time of the day; the women who ran out without clothes survived, but those too ashamed to run away naked .. died in there)--[[User:Esseily|Esseily]] 10:05, 3 Mar 2005 (UTC)
'''What comes easily is lost easily.'''
''Meaning:'' Obvious
'''When I hear you, I believe you. When I see what you do, I’m surprised.'''
''Meaning:'' You speak reason yet you do weird stuff that contradicts it.
'''When the Angels arrive, the devils leave.'''
''Meaning:'' Said when people leave upon others’ arrival.
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