Arabian Proverbs

Every sun has to set.

The sinning is the best part of repentance.

A tree begins with a seed.

If power is for sale, sell your mother to buy it. You can always buy her back again.

It’s better to fix what you have than wait to get what you don’t have.

An envious person is the unhappiest.

Distance equals disaffection.

You are striking cold iron.

What is learned in youth is carved in stone.

If begging should unfortunately be thy lot, knock at the large gates only.

Lack of intelligence is the greatest poverty.

Anger begins with madness, but ends in regret.

Everyone is critical of the flaws of others, but blind to their own.

If you’re unable to reward, then make sure to thank.

Send a wise man; don’t advise him.

Avoid the company of liars, but if you can’t, don’t believe them.

The smarter you are, the less you speak.

Be wary around your enemy once, and your friend a thousand times. A double crossing friend knows more about what harms you.

When danger approaches, sing to it.

Death was afraid of him because he had the heart of a lion.

Marriage is like a besieged castle; those who are on the outside wish to get in; and those who are on the inside wish to get out.

Beware the levelheaded person if they’re angry.

The best answer will come from the person who is not angry.

There’s always tomorrow.

The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace.

Time is made of gold.

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Good health is a crown worn by the healthy than only the ill can see.

Go with the lesser of two evils.

The wind of the Heaven’s is that which blows between the horses ears.

A man profits more by the sight of an idiot than by the orations of the learned.

Examine what is said, not him who speaks.

Be patient and you’ll get what you want.

Unity is power.

Actions speak louder than words.

A friend is known when needed.