Hi all,

Today, I love to present you some Arabic proverbs. Actually, I have chosen the proverbs as a gift because I believe that Proverbs are the daughters of experience, which help us in our daily life and add wisdom to our judgments. Not to forget, I am truly willing to read your proverbs from your own country. I will appreciate your contribution. Emotion: smile

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

Examine what is said, not him who speaks.

Never give advice in a crowd.

A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain.

Better a thousand enemies outside the house than one inside.

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.

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

A word to the wise is sufficient.

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.

You can live without a brother but not without a friend.

The heart of a fool is in his mouth, the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.

If a man told you that a dog had run off with your ear, would you go after the dog or search first for your ear?

With much knowledge there is much sorrow, with much wisdom there is much weeping.

Open your door to a good day and prepare yourself for a bad one.

What is past is gone, what is hoped for is absent, for you is the hour in which you are.

Every rose has a thorn as its friend.

In his heart a man may plan his course but God determines his every step.

Better a patient man than a warrior, one who controls his temper than one who takes a city.

The dawn does not come twice to awaken a man.

The best fighting is often against yourself.

Patience is the key of paradise.

Push a lucky man into the , and he will come up with a fish in his mouth.

A sponge to wipe out the past, a rose to make the present sweet, and a kiss to salute the future.

When your son is young, discipline him; when he grows older, be a brother to him.

An intelligent deaf-mute is better than an ignorant person who can speak.

If you conduct yourself properly, fear no one.

A book is a garden carried in the pocket.

A little and a little, collected together, becomes a great deal; the heap in the barn consists of single grains, and drop and drop makes an inundation.

A little bird wants but a little nest.

Compete, don't envy.

Death is a black camel that lies down at every door. Sooner or later you must ride the camel.

Diligence is a great teacher.

Do not cut down the tree that gives you shade.

If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.

Judge a man by the reputation of his enemies.

Knowledge acquired as a child is more lasting than an engraving on stone.

Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.

Search knowledge though it be in .

A house divided cannot stand.

A secret is like a dove: when it leaves my hand it takes wing.

Believe what you see and lay aside what you hear.

Every day of your life is a page of your history.

Older than you by a day, wiser than you by a year.

Only three things in life are certain birth, death and change.

Patience is beautiful.

Never justify yourself. Your enemies won't believe you and your friends won't need it.

Be aware of the idiot, for he is like an old dress. Every time you patch it, the wind will tear it back again.

Avoid the company of a liar. And if you can't avoid him, don't believe him.

Do good to people and you'll enslave their hearts.

The best answer comes from the man who isn't angry.

Your brother is who gives you honest advice.

If you wanted obedience command with what is possible.

if the people have the will, they can control their destiny.

Be generous to a generous person and you'd win him, be generous to a mean person and he'd rebel on you.

If you speak the word it shall own you, and if you don't you shall own it.

If you see the fangs of the lions, don't think the lion is smiling.

If you hear a person talking good about things that aren't in you, don't be sure that he wouldn't also say bad things about things that aren't in you.

If you opress who is below you then you won't be safe from the punishment of who is above you.

If you can't reward then you should thank.

If you have an opinion, be determined, the only faulty opinion is to hesitate.

Seek to get.

The purest people are the ones with good manners.

If something increased more than it should, it will turn against itself.

Enjoy it. Emotion: wink

Thank you for the great gift...

By the way, you hav said that they r Arabic proverbs, so I think u hav made a good job translating all them to English perfectly. Emotion: smile
"The dawn does not come twice to awaken a man."

If he has a hangover after a crazy party night, he can sleep the whole Saturday, and wake up Sunday morning Emotion: smile
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I truly appreciate you're taking the time to write down such encouraging words. That is a nice of you. I also thank you for your compliments but what I would like to mention her is that I didn't translate them to Arabic but instead, I collected them from different sources. Then, I got the idea to participate them with you and at the same time, getting the proverbs from you own countries. As a result, we can have a beautiful useful Proverb's Library. At last, I'm really willing to read some beautiful proverbs from the fascinating country, . Emotion: wink

Not to forget, I apologize for not providing you with the sources but I don't have them right now. I will post them as soon as possible.

With my best wishes and highest respects,
Thanks my friend, Anonymous, for your reply.

If he has a hangover after a crazy party night, he can sleep the whole Saturday, and wake up Sunday morning.


You forgot to re-tell the proverb in another way. So you can say: The dawn comes twice to awaken a man after a crazy party night."

First of all, thanks for the great collection of proverbs.

Would you happen to have the arabic version of this one:
A little and a little, collected together, becomes a great deal; the heap in the barn consists of single grains, and drop and drop makes an inundation.

I would love to have it in arabic script.

Many thanks in advance!

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