the dogs bark, but the caravan goes on

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The saying is found in many languages from the MIddle East to India. In Turkish, it rhymes (it ürür, kervan yürür), suggesting that Turkish is the language of origin.

Proverb[edit]

the dogs bark, but the caravan goes on

  1. History (or progress) moves ahead, no matter the criticism it may attract.

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References[edit]

  • Gregory Y. Titelman: Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings, 1996, page 57, ISBN 0-679-44554-4