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Arabian Proverbs - Old Arabian Sayings


When danger approaches, sing to it.
Examine what is said, not him who speaks.
If begging should unfortunately be thy lot, knock at the large gates only.
I came to the place of my birth and cried, ''The friends of my youth, where are they?'' And echo answered, ''Where are they?''
All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
Death was afraid of him because he had the heart of a lion.
The devil tempts all men, but idle men tempt the devil.
None but a mule denies his family.
Throw a lucky man into the sea, and he will come up with a fish in his mouth.
He who eats alone chokes alone.
A friend is known when needed.
Do not tell a friend anything you would conceal from an enemy.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Those who foretell the future lies, even if he tells the truth.
Lying and stealing are next door neighbors.
He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything.
A man profits more by the sight of an idiot than by the orations of the learned.
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.
Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, ad the neglected opportunity.
If power is for sale, sell your mother to buy it. You can always buy her back again.
Good to sell knowledge for labor, honor for risk.
The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace.
The whisper of a pretty girl can be heard further than the roar of a lion.
The sinning is the best part of repentance.
The words of tongue should have three gate keepers.
When you have spoken the word, it reigns over you. When it is unspoken you reign over it.
Pardon is the choicest flower of victory.
A wise man's day is worth a fool's life.


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