Dari/Persian: Proverbs about Laughter


In (American) English we have the following well-known proverbs about laughter:

"Laughter is the best medicine."

"Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry and you cry alone."

Are there any Dari/Farsi proverbs about laughter and, if so, would you be willing to transliterate them for me into Roman script?


  • Yes there are, eg:
    خنده بر هر درد بی درمان دواست
    khande bar har dard-e bi darman davast
    Meaning: laughter is the medicin for any untreatable pain

    بخند تا دنیا باهات بخنده
    Bekhand ta donya bahat bekhande
    Meaning: Luagh so that the worl laughs with you (similar to what you said in English)