Proverbs Quotes

34 Great Afghan Proverbs & Sayings

Read and Share Famous Afghan Proverbs With Your Friends on Facebook, Whatsapp etc. Afghan languages are in Dari and Pashto, the two largest languages in Afghanistan. The Dari language is very similar to Persian spoken in Iran and Tajik spoken in nearby Tajikistan. A broader, more contextualized, study of Afghan proverbs would include comparisons of Afghan with Persian proverbs from Iran (for which several volumes are available in English) and with Tajik proverbs (e.g. comparing with those in Bell 2009) from Tajikistan. Here’s Some Great Afghan Proverbs :

34 Best Afghan Proverbs You Have To Read

“Honesty is the key to success.”

“Mercy of an Uzbek; torture of an Pashtun.”

“Fox feels shiting just before hunting.”

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”

“A good year is determined by its spring.”

“Goldsmith hits 100 and blacksmith one.”

“Drum is happy by a drum’s sound.”

“As long as there is no wind, the tree won’t blow.”

“The world will not find rest by just saying “Peace.”

“The mouth can not taste sweet just by speaking sweetly.”

“What is done cannot be undone.”

Famous Afghan Proverbs

“It is a mistake to try the tried one.”

“Cheap things don’t come without problems; expensive things don’t come without effort.”

“It got even worse!”

“Fear the worst.”

“The flower has no front or back.”

“Every cloud has a silver lining.”


“Everything with moderation.”

“Every word has a place and every dot a coordination.”

“Every rock strikes the feet of disabled goat.”

“If a forest catches fire, both the dry and the wet will burn.”

“The seeker is a finder.”

“However tall the mountain is, there’s a road to the top of it.”

“A mountain doesn’t reach out to mountain, (but) a man is reaching out to a man.”

“Where there is a will, there is a way.”

“Worm has seen itself among snakes and says where do we snakes go”

“You talk sweet like the bulbul bird.”

“Unfortunates learn from their own mistakes, and the lucky ones learn from others’ mistakes.”

“After every darkness is light.”

“Walls have mice, mice [have] ears.”

“A real friend takes the hand of his friend in overwhelming worry and fire.”

“Even God is fed up of work less(lazy} people.”

“The river won’t get dirty just by the leap of a dog.”

“A tilted load won’t reach its destination.”

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