Top 88 Best Arab Proverbs and Sayings in English

Arab Proverbs and Sayings

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Give your friends your money and your blood, but don’t justify yourself. Your enemies won’t believe it and your friends won’t need it. This saying is about altruism, and how you should never explain why you’re doing good to anyone, because the explanation is not needed.

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Unity is power.

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Beware the levelheaded person if they’re angry. Levelheaded people are usually calm and collected, and don’t anger easily. This saying refers to the fact that if something set off a levelheaded person, you should be more worried!

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Avoid the company of liars, but if you can’t, don’t believe them. This one is pretty straightforward, isn’t it?

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

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

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Go with the lesser of two evils.

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The smarter you are, the less you speak.

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

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Send a wise man; don’t advise him.

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

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Lack of intelligence is the greatest poverty.

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

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Be patient and you’ll get what you want.

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Actions speak louder than words.

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An envious person is the unhappiest.

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

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There’s always tomorrow.

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A tree begins with a seed.

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Anger begins with madness, but ends in regret.

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Avoid that which requires an apology.

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He makes a dome out of a grain. This is the equivalent of making a mountain out of a mole hill.

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Laugh and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone.

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You can’t clap with one hand.

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If the wind blows, ride it.

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Visit rarely, and you will be more loved.

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Time is made of gold.

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The key to everything is determination.

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Silence is the sign of approval.

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Lying is a disease, and truth is a cure.

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Keeping a secret is a commitment.

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If you have an opinion, you better be determined.

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A foolish man may be known by six things: Anger without cause, speech without profit, change without progress, inquiry without object, putting trust in a stranger, and mistaking foes for friends.

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A house divided cannot stand.

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Arrogance diminishes wisdom.

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

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A known mistake is better than an unknown truth.

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A sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to our steps as we walk the tightrope of life.

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Ask the experienced rather than the learned.

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Every sun has to set.

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Wishing does not make a poor man rich.

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No crowd ever waited at the gates of patience.

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He who sees the calamity of other people finds his own calamity light.

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Do not buy either the moon or the news, for in the end they will both come out.

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Believe what you see and lay aside what you hear.

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Arrogance is a weed that grows mostly on a dunghill.

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Ask your purse what you should buy.

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The fruit of silence is tranquility.

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Think of the going out before you enter.

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The fruit of timidity is neither gain nor loss.

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What is learned in youth is carved in stone.

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Opinion comes before the bravery of the braves.

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The stupid might want to help you, but they just ended up hurting you.

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You reap what you sow.

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Ignorance is the most terrible acquaintance.

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The house of a tyrant is a ruin.

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If you are charitable, you are rich.

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Distance equals disaffection.

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The carpenter’s door is loose. This might refer to the idea that people who make a profession or a habit of one thing might not have the time to even use that skill in their own life. They take care of everyone except for themselves.

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With care do you realize your opportunities?

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The stingy have large porches and little morality.

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Close the door that brings in the wind and relax. This means that sometimes, rather than taking a beating, you should just shut off the source of the noise, distraction, problem – that is, if you can – and take a break.

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Experimentation is the greatest science.

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A tree begins with a seed.

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Make distance between you and every dirtiness.

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Tomorrow is close if you have patience, or, Tomorrow is another day.

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Eat less to sleep more.

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Tougher than a stone.

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Forgetting is the plague of knowledge.

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The wisest is the one who can forgive.

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More skillful than a silk worm.

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Determination is the key to everything.

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You are striking cold iron. This means you’re trying to change something that you can’t.

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In haste there is regret, but in patience and care there is peace and safety. This means you shouldn’t rush things, because if you rush something you’ll end up doing a poor job and regretting the results. If you take your time, you’re ensuring a good end result and can feel peace in knowing that.

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Days are like countries. This means that a country might be great today, but not tomorrow. This applies to people as well.

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Avoid things that will require an apology. This means if you want to do something that you know you’ll have to apologize for, you should probably just not do it!

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The envious were created just to be infuriated. This means that there’s no end result to envy other than fury. If you’re feeling envious, you’re only leading yourself down a path to anger.

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Do not eat your bread on somebody else’s table. This means that you shouldn’t benefit off of someone else’s expense; as in, you shouldn’t dirty someone else’s table if you’re just going to be eating your bread.

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Do not delay today’s work for tomorrow. Don’t procrastinate!

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Laughing without a reason is rude.

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Like a fish in water. Another way to say that someone is a natural.

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Wealth comes like a turtle, and runs away like a gazelle. This means it can take ages for you to find wealth, but spending it all is far too easy – it can disappear before you know it!

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Planning is half of living.

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It’s better to avoid mistakes altogether than do something that you should apologize for after.

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Winds blow counter to what the ship wants. You don’t always get everything your way.

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There is always something to learn from experimentation.

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Get together like brothers, but work together like strangers.

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The rope of lies is short. There is only so much leeway you have when you lie. Once that very short rope runs out, you’ll have to face the consequences.

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Falseness lasts an hour, the truth lasts until the end of time.

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