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Persian Sayings – Proverbs and Wisdom from Iran

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.

A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship.

Every cloud has a silver lining.

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

A small leak will sink a great ship.

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.

Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.

A man is known by the company he keeps.

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.

The mind is everything. What you think, you become.

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.

Persian Sayings – Proverbs and Wisdom from Iran part 2

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.

The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.

If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.

The harder I work, the luckier I get.

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.

If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.

A man is known by the company he keeps.

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

True friends stab you in the front.

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’

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