the dogs bark, but the caravan goes on

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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. Some scholars claim that the proverb is originally Arabic.

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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  • Gregory Y. Titelman: Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings, 1996, page 57, →ISBN