Turkish Sayings – Insights into Turkish Culture and Wisdom
A friend is a treasure, and a Turkish friend is a jewel.
The key to happiness lies in the heart, not in your wealth.
Don’t count the days, make the days count.
Life is like a cup of coffee, it’s all in how you make it.
Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now.
The wolf changes his fur, but not his nature.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
The sun rises for everyone, but only the determined reach it.
When the heart is at ease, the body is healthy.
Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success.
A house is made of walls and beams, but a home is made of love and dreams.
A book is a garden carried in the pocket.
If you have no bread, give a piece of your heart.
A golden key opens all doors.
Do not run away from what you are afraid of, for sooner or later, it will catch up to you.
A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
The tongue has no bones, but it can break bones.
The water that you touch in a river is the last of that which has passed, and the first of that which is coming.
A bird that flies off the earth and lands on an anthill is still on the ground.
Better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.
Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.
Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.
Love is not about possession, it’s about appreciation.
When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
A good word is an easy obligation, but not everyone can give it.
The flower that blooms in adversity is the most beautiful of all.
The wise man adapts himself to the world; the fool persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.
There is a light in the world, and it is found in the eyes of those who love.
A life without love is like a year without summer.
Good fences make good neighbors.
The one who does not wander by chance will not return to his home at all.
No road is long with good company.
A person without patience is like a lamp without oil.
If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both.
Close the door that hurts you, open the one that leads to happiness.
The true beauty of a person is revealed in their soul.
The harder you work, the luckier you get.
A man with money is a doctor to rain, a man without money is a fool in the sun.
A little wind kindles, much extinguishes the fire.
Love is a fire, but whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house is a matter of choice.
The best way to predict your future is to create it.
When you are at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.
The forest was shrinking, but the trees kept voting for the ax because its handle was made of wood and they thought it was one of them.
Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.
Every achievement starts with the decision to try.
If you stumble, make it part of the dance.
The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.
The greatest happiness is to scatter your enemy, to drive him before you, to see his cities reduced to ashes, to see those who love him shrouded in tears, and to gather into your bosom his wives and daughters.
The only way to do great work is to love what you do.