Arab Proverbs (2)
Birds alight among their like
Birds of a feather flock together
What comes with ease goes with ease.
Easy come, easy go.
Man plans and God manages.
(Man does not attain everything he desires, Winds do not always blow as the vessels wish
)Man proposes but God disposes
I hear noise but see no grinding
Much ado about nothing.
When Stomachs are busy minds are lost
Fat paunches have lean pates
The absent may have an excuse.
The absent are always in the wrong.
Too many captains sink the ship. (Too many cooks burn the food)
Too many cooks spoil the broth
Hunger is the best cook.
Appetite furnishes the best sauce.
It’s like selling fish still in the sea
Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched
Rewards fit deeds.
Let the punishment fit the crime.
A wise man will not be bitten from a hole twice
Once bitten, twice shy
Need brings ways.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Rather a bird in the hand than ten on the tree
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
Send your son to the marketplace and see with whom he associates.
One is known by the company he keeps
A seeker of knowledge and a seeker of money never meet.
The love of money and the love of learning rarely meet.