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Arabic Proverbs

arabic proverbs

All sunshine makes a desert.

An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep.

Ask the experienced rather than the learned.

Do not stand in a place of danger trusting in miracles.

Dwell not upon thy weariness, thy strength shall be according to the measure of thy desire.

Examine what is said, not him who speaks.

He who has health has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.

Live together like brothers and do business like strangers.

Never give advice in a crowd.

The sinning is the main part of repentance.

The whisper of a pretty girl can be heard further than the roar of a lion.

It is good to know the truth, but it is better to speak of palm trees.

God sells knowledge for labor - honor for risk.

Any water in the desert will do.

A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain.

Better a thousand enemies outside the house than one inside.

He who sows the wind harvests the storm.

The son of a duck is a floater.

Every delay has its blessings.

In the desert of life the wise person travels by caravan, while the fool prefers to travel alone.

Your tongue is like a horse--if you take care of it, it takes care of you; if you treat it badly, it treats you badly.

Think of the going out before you enter.

Evil is of old date.

The mind is for seeing, the heart is for hearing.

When a door opens not to your knock, consider your reputation.

A word to the wise is sufficient.

A nod for a wise man, and a rod for a fool.

Every son of Adam keeps hoping until he is carried away to his grave.

Life without a friend is death without a witness.

Take wisdom from the wise - not everyone who rides a horse is a jockey.

It may be a fire today, but tomorrow it will be only ashes.

If you are going to dream, dream of the moon but if you are going to steal, steal a camel.

He who does not understand a look, will not understand long explanations.

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