Arab Proverbs (439 Proverbs)


  • A sponge to wipe away the past; a rose to sweeten the present; a kiss to greet the future.
    (Arab Proverb)

  • A fable is a bridge that leads to truth.
    (Arab Proverb)

  • When you shoot an arrow of truth, dip its point in honey.
    (Arab Proverb)

  • There are five ways in which to become wise: be silent, listen, remember, grow older and study.
    (Arab Proverb)

  • The first will get the credit, even if the second is better.
    (Arab Proverb)


  • Rather a slip of the foot than a slip of the pen.
    (Arab Proverb)

  • Live together like brothers and do business like strangers.
    (Arab Proverb)

  • If you give in to a fool, he will say, "This is because they are afraid of me."
    (Arab Proverb)

  • He who loves thinks that the others are blind; the others think that he is crazy.
    (Arab Proverb)

  • Every head has its own kind of headache.
    (Arab Proverb)

  • Be sure to have a controversial opinion, and men will talk about you.
    (Arab Proverb)

  • A man profits more by the sight of an idiot than by the orations of the learned.
    (Arab Proverb)

  • 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.
    (Arab Proverb)

  • What is learnt in the cradle lasts to the grave.
    (Arab Proverb)

  • The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.
    (Arab Proverb)

  • The corn will bend but it still ends up in the mill.
    (Arab Proverb)

  • Older than you by a day, wiser than you by a year.
    (Arab Proverb)

  • It may be a fire today -- tomorrow it will be ashes.
    (Arab Proverb)

  • If I had two loaves of bread, I would sell one and buy hyacinths, for they would feed my soul.
    (Arab Proverb)

  • He that has long legs will go far.
    (Arab Proverb)

  • Do not cut down the tree that gives you shade.
    (Arab Proverb)

  • An eloquent cock crows as soon as it comes out of the egg.
    (Arab Proverb)

  • A horse of good breed is not dishonored by his saddle.
    (Arab Proverb)

  • Words from the heart reach the heart, words from the mouth reach the ear.
    (Arab Proverb)

  • Throw a lucky man in the sea, and he will come up with a fish in his mouth.
    (Arab Proverb)

  • The man with no patience waits for daylight, and when it comes he'll be blind.
    (Arab Proverb)

  • Spirit is the sword and experience the sharpening stone.
    (Arab Proverb)

  • Misfortune is easier to bear if you share it with many others.
    (Arab Proverb)

  • In order to really love someone you must love him as though he was going to die tomorrow.
    (Arab Proverb)

  • He who walks through a field of onions, will smell like an onion.
    (Arab Proverb)


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