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Stretch Your Legs According to the Size of Your Quilt
Egyptian proverb


The proverb is similar to the Italian proverb “Stretch your arm no farther than your sleeve will reach.” The proverb advises people to stay logic about their capabilities and not to dream of things they could not achieve.

It does not kill ambition but rather promotes contentment of one's own destiny.

Example 1:
- Why can't you buy this Mercedes car?
- Stretch your legs according to the size of your quilt
[I can't afford buying it]

Example 2:
- Hey man … can you lend me 100 dollars … I need to buy some book.
- Jeez man, 100 dollars … Stretch your legs according to the size of your quilt [ Don't go beyond what you can afford ]

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