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    proofread my sentence

    I just read an Arabic phrase that I liked. I translated into English but don't know if there is any mistakes and if it makes sense.

    I'll write all insults I receive on papers and put it under my feet. The more they increase, the more I become high

    Is there any English equivalent?
    Thanks

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    Re: proofread my sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Over the top View Post
    I just read an Arabic phrase that I liked. I translated into English but don't know if there is any mistakes and if it makes sense.

    I'll write all insults I receive on papers and put it under my feet. The more they increase, the more I become high

    Is there any English equivalent?
    Thanks
    ********** NOT a teacher *********

    Hello, Over the top.

    (1) Thank you for teaching me that great saying.

    (2) I do not know a similar saying in English, but it reminded me

    of a saying that is a little bit similar:

    The dogs bark, but the caravan [a group of people]

    moves on.

    (i) In other words, when you try to do something, there will always

    be some people who criticize you ("barking dogs"), but you

    (the "caravan") ignore the barking dogs and keep moving on (doing

    what you were doing).

    For example, sometimes you see dogs barking at a passing car. But the

    driver ignores the dogs and keeps on driving. The dogs' barking does

    not show that they are strong but that they are afraid. So some people

    who "bark" at you are weak, not strong. You ignore them and continue.

    (3) By the way, some people say that this saying also comes from the

    people in the Middle East. I do not know whether that is true.

    THANK YOU

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