18 NORTH INDIAN PROVERBS.
1. Qadmi darveshdn radi bald.
The feet of mendicants drive away ill-luck : (superstition).
2. Sagi hazuri beh az barddari duri.
A dog on the spot is better than a brother at a distance.
3. Dasti khud ddhdni Tchud.
One's own hand for one's own mouth.
4. Aydn rd che biydn ? Why explain the obvious ?
5. Har che ba qdmat kihtar astj ba qimat bihtar ast. Small is valuable.
6. Dushman che kunad cho mihrbdn bdshad Dost ? What can the enemy do if God be our friend ?
7. Der dyad durust dyad. Slow and sure.
8. Shunida kai bawad manindi dida ? Is hearing ever like seeing ?
9. Chdh-kan rd chdh darpesh.
The well is before the well-digger : (he may fall into the pit he has dug for others).
10. Ddshta dyad ba kdr, garchi sari mdr bawad.
What is kept will be of use though it be a serpent's head : (waste not want not).
11. Hubu'l-watan az mulki Sulimdn khushtar. Khdri watan az sumbal o rihdn khushtar. Yusaf ki ba Misr bddshdhi mikard. Miguft, ^'gadd budani Kina^dn khushtar.'^
Better the home of one's love than the empire of Solomon. Better thorns at home than sweetest flowers (abroad). Joseph, when ruling in Egypt, Said, " I had rather be a beggar in Canaan."
12. Chuhdr chiz ast tohfae Multdn, Gardf gannd, gadd wa goristdn.
Four things are the wonder of Multan, Dust, heat, beggars and graves.