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Arabic Translated Proverbs

1432

WAJEEH


God destroys their greenland.


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Give your friend your blood and money.

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


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A needle in a haystack.

Slower than a turtle.


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Farther than Pleiades.

Follows more than a shadow.


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Unity is power.


Leave evil, it will leave you.


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That hole in the dress is bigger than anyone can fix.

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


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Heavier than a mountain

More cowardly than an ostrich.

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh

Avoid the company of a liar. And if you can't avoid him, don't
believe him.
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Sit where you are welcomed and helped (where your hand is
taken and good is done to you), and don't sit where you are not
welcomed. (where you are dragged from your leg)
o


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The most ignorant is he who leads Kings but harms friends.

More generous than Hatim. (Hatim Al Ta'ee, a very generous
man who lived in the pre-Islam era)
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Be careful of your enemy once and of your friend a thousand
times, for a double crossing friend knows more evil. (or knows more
about what harms you)
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Beware of he whose goodness you can't ask for and whose evil
you can't be protected from.
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Do good to people and you'll enslave their hearts.


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



Dig a well then close the well, but do not unemploy a worker


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Literal meaning: Save your white penny for your black day.
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Idiomatic translation: A penny saved is a penny earned.


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The most praised form of eloquence (or rhetoric) is silence
when speech isn't wise.



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The brother of the blind and the sickness for enemies.



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You need a brother, without one you're like a person rushing to
battle without a weapon.


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Pick the lesser of the two evils.

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh


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The ropeman got mixed with the archer. (Things got chaotic)

The end of life is death. (Life will ends one day)


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The end of the grape cluster. (Youngest child in a family)

Work for the engagement of your daughter, but don't work for
the engagement of your son.
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The man who wanted to milk the male goat failed. (Indicates
stupidity)
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Your brother is who gives you honest advice.



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Your brother is who's honest with you, not who believes you.

The borrower led it to its end.


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Closer than the carotid artery (As close to a person as is
humanly possible)


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If one of the two adversaries came to you with a pumped eye,
don't judge for him until you see the other, for maybe he got both of his
eyes pumped.


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If you wanted obedience command with what is possible.


If the people wanted life, destiny better respond. (if the people
have the will, they can control their destiny)
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Be generous to a generous person and you'd win him, be
generous to a mean person and he'd rebel on you.
o

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh


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If there's no choice but advice, ask for the decisiveness of an
advisor or the advice of a decisive person.


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If two thieves quarreled, what was stolen emerges.


Shall the sheep go astray, they will be led by the ill goat.


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


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The smarter you get the less you speak.


If you wish/ask, wish/ask for more.


If the water is available you need not clean up with sand.


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If you mentioned the wolf you better prepare the stick.


If you mentioned the wolf you better watch out.


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If you see the fangs of the lions, don't think the lion is smiling.
(From a famous poem by Al-Mutanabbi)


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The mistake of the scientist leads to mistakes by many people.
(or to bad effects in general)

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh


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If you are saved from the lion, do not be greedy and hunt it.
(Meaning: "Don't press your luck.")

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.


Advice sharpens a rusty opinion.





If you are to hit then make it painful, because you'll get one (the
same) blame eitherways.
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If you opress who is below you then you won't be safe from the
punishment of who is above you.
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When the reason is known, there will be no more wonder. (Said
when you are wondering why something happened and then find out.)
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If you reach for the highest of ideals, you shouldn't settle for
less than the stars
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If the heart is empty, the rest will soon abandon you too.


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If you can't reward then you should thank.

Rudeness knows no bounds of shame.


If patience is bitter then its result is sweet.


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If talk is silver then silence is gold.

If you know then it's a disaster, and if you don't know then it's a
greater disaster. (Like: if a leader knows or doesn't know about the
corruption in his group)
o

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh




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


If an eagle (falcon?) is no good, cut its feathers off.



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If a wind blows, ride it! (If a chance comes, take advantage of
it)


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If you have no shame then do whatever you want.


Stinginess demeans the value of man.


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The water on his face are cleaned
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Meaning: His decency is preserved


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Cheaper than dates (fruit) in Basra.


Send a wise man and don't advise him. (He should know what
to do)
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Higher than the heavens(sky).


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Smoother than a breeze.

Every person is observant to the flaws of others and blind to his
own flaws.
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Plant each day and you will eat.

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh


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More arrogant than a peacock.

Heard the question wrong, answered wrong.


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Faster than death(fate).

Faster than thoughts.


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Protect your brother's privacy for what he knows of you.

Meeting death is better than escaping from it.


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I leant on a bent wall.
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Meaning: I depended on someone who is not depandable.



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A lion on me and an ostrich in war. (Strong in a place and weak
in another)


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Faster than lightning.


Faster than the wind.


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Faster than eye blink.

Faster than an arrow.


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It fall on his hand
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Meaning: He didn't know what to do or say


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I hear cracking, but I don't see grinding
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Meaning: It's just words, but no acts

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh

For smart people, signs can replace words.


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More jinxed than Al-Bassoos. (Al-Bassos is a woman who
caused a 40 year war between two arabic tribes)


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A problem is solved when it gets tougher.


Bolder than a rooster.


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Has a better voice than a pigeon.

The hardest fight is fighting your anger


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The greatest poverty is the lack of intelligence.

Thank who gives you and give who thanks you.


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Higher than a fire on a mountain.


Have patience and you'll get what you want.


More enduring than a donkey


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Smart people are blessed.


Purer than a tear.


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Fixing what you have is better than waiting to get what you
don't have.

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh

More skillful than a silk worm.


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




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Beat the iron while it is hot.

If your greetings had not preceeded your words, your bones


before your flesh would I have eaten.


You lost a sheep that you made a wolf its guardian, didn't you
know that the wolf is a thief?
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More lost than the moon in the winter.


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The hardest the problem is the closer it is to be solved.

Tighter than a needle's eye.


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Seek to get.

Ask for the knowledge that would be useful to you, would keep
you from harm and shame, then elevate you.
o


Seek education from the cradle to the grave.


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Seek education even if it takes you to China.

More greedy than Asha'ab. (A very greedy man)


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The purest people are the ones with good manners.

He is more obedient to him than his own right hand.

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh

Longer than the winter's night.


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longer than a sepration day.

More vicious than a snake.


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Darker than the night.

Prepare for the dog of evil, a dog as strong.


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More fair than scales.


The one who knows God most, is the one who accepts whatever
God has given him.
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know your friend then leave him.


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The best place in the world is on the back of a horse, and the
best friend in all time is a book.


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Only your grand child is dearer to you than your child.


Better be single all your life than be a widow for a month.


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Literal meaning: Give the bread dough to the baker even if he
eats half of it.
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Idiomatic meaning: Give the job to a person who knows how to
perform it best even if it will cost you much.


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Give the bow to its maker.
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Idiomatic meaning: Give the job to a person who knows how to
perform it best even if it will cost you much.


Give me some good luck and throw me in the sea.

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh




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The wisest is the one who can forgive.


Tie your camel and rely on God. (Prophet's saying)
Elsewhere (a similar? this?) proverb is interpreted as: Rely on
God, but tie your camel.
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I taught him archery everyday, and when he got good at it he
throw an arrow at me.


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Do good and throw it in sea. (Don't expect rewards for good
deeds)


Among the blind, the one-eyed man is king.


More treacherous than a wolf.


more flirty than Imru' al-Qais. (an arabic poet famous for his love

poems)


Lies are the plague of speech.


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Bias is the plague of the openion.

Forgetting is the plague of knowledge.


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Too much humility brings humiliation.

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh


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More corrupt then mites.


The best jihad (determined struggle) is saying the truth in the
face of a dictator.
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The best generousity is giving without being asked.


Actions speak louder than words.


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Uglier than magic.


Uglier than an ogre(ghoul).


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Uglier than a pig.

The monkey in his mother's eye is a gazzelle.


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More hideous than the disappearence of good fortune

Uglier than a monkey.


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More hideous than words with no action.


Moderation in spending is half of all living.


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Closer than the tongue to the teeth .

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh

Your relatives (in need) are more deserving of your generosity.


(Family before friends)
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Tougher than a stone.


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Tougher than a rock.

The envious person is the least happy.


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Eat less to sleep more .


Older than you by a day, more knowledgeable than you by a
year
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More silent (or keeping promises) than the earth.


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Faker than a mirage.


Burial is the way to honor the dead.


Distance yourself from every dirtiness.

Time has eaten and drank upon it. (It's too old)


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Eats more than a fire.

Eats more than a whale.


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Better eat and praise God than eat and stay silent.

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh


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Friendlier than a dog.




My feet took me to my death.


Good health is a crown on the heads of the healthy that only the
ill can see - Ali ibn abi Talib


a mother is a school, preparing her is like preparing a good
nation.


The one who controls himself most, is the one who can keep his
own secrets.


Safer than the pigeons of Mekkah


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More secure than the nose of a lion.

your brother is that who consoles you.


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hands are loans.

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh


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A mosquito can make the lion's eye bleed.


The death of a coward comes from over him


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A horse may trip.

)Life is to have a belief and fight for it. (Jihad


A sinking man will try to catch any rope.
Meaning: Someone in a difficult situation will do anything to
get out of it.

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Allah is kind, and he likes those who are kind too.


God gives time but doesn't ignore (or forget).


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

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh

Tomorrow is close if you wait for it. (Tomorrow is another

day.)


If meat is expensive then patience is cheap.


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When your son grows up, become his brother. (befriend him)

If you're a wind then I'm a hurricane.


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If you're a liar, you better have a good memory.


If no agreement, then separation.


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There's always tomorrow.


the key to all things is determination.


I'm already drowning so why should I fear getting wet?


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I'm up to it and to every great thing.


Human thinks and God plans.


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Your nose is a part of you even if it was cut (or ugly).

You are striking cold iron. (You can't change it)

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh


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The first step to lead, is to consult.


A tree starts with a seed.


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Anger begins with madness and ends with regret.


As soon as he started, he went far.


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The one who should be forgiven, is the one who's able to
punish.

More vulnerable than a spider's web.


More desperate than a drowning person.



Beware that your tongue might cut your neck
Meaning: Watch out what you are doing with your tounge

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Avoid what may require an apology.


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days are countries
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Meaning: Days are like the countries, today a country is the
greatest, tomorrow its not, same for people, you may have luck today,
but tomorrow who knows


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More awake than a wolf

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh


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The worst emotion is envy

Close the door from which the wind blows and relax.


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The carpenter's door is loose.

He sold his vinyard and bought a squeezer.


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In Earth your mother had begotten you



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With carefulness you realize your opportunity.

With rapport and offsprings. Said to congratulate newlyweds.


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The stingy has a big porch and little morality.

The miser's riches are poverty and his kitchen is poor

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh


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With the same (liar's) mouth the lies are exposed



Seeing a client is in itself a trade


as far as the heavens/sky from the earth


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Distance is disaffection.


Some forgiveness is weakness.


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Those who are far from the eye are far from the heart.


Men are judged by their strength of their opinion and with
hopes/dreams money awaits
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I take pride in my accomplishments and not in those of my
ancestors
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The house of a tyrant is a ruin

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh

If you do charity, your house will be always rich


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the crown of (virtue) is modesty


In haste there is regret and in taking time there is peace/safety


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Continuous improvement is better than being good


Experiences/Experimenting has no end and one always gains
from them
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Experimenting is the great science.


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Winds blow counter to what ships desire.


Planning is half of living



Avoiding mistakes is better than apologizing after


You left them lost and bewildered.



Visit each other but don't be neighbors.

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh


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Get together like brother, and keep each other in check like
strangers


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Get together like brothers, and work together like strangers.


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Arrogance over the arrogant is modesty.


Speak, for God spoke to Moses

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Wealth comes like a turtle and goes away like a gazelle.

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Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh


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The neighbor comes before the home. meaning: Choose your
neighbours before you choose your home


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You reap what you sow


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Paradise without people is not worth living in.


Paradise is under mothers' feet


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Ignorance is the worst acquaintance.


Ignorance is the death of the living.


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The best giving is the giving of the soul.
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In other words, "The best gift comes from the heart."


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Hunger is an infidel.


Falseness lasts an hour, and truth lasts till the end of time.

[edit]


Need excavates the trick.

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh



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An unshod mocks a shoe.


Love is blind.


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Loving your country is pious.

Ink on paper.


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The rope of lies is short.


Went to Haj while pilgrims are coming back
Refers to people who are late in doing things.

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Movement is a blessing.


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Thought he was a great catch, turns out he is a shackle.



Envy is a weight not placed by its bearer.

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Good manners is the greatest friend.

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh


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The pebble comes from the mountain.


put your head between these heads and shout cut our heads off.
Meaning "Would you do whatever anyone else is doing even if
it means your life?" (like the english proverb if your friend jumped
from a bridge would you).
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Luck in the sky and brains in the ground.


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Keeping a secret is a commitment




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Stupidity is a disease without a medicine.


The living is more important than the dead.


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The only trick the incapable has, are his tears.

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A servant who has two masters, lies to one of them.

The deserter is the brother of the murderer.

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh

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Dissent and you will be known.


Oppose your affection to find rationality.


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Words of wisdom comes out of simple people mouths.


]Literal meaning: He left the party without having [Hommos
[1].


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The best thing is the newest thing.


The best friend is the one who does not joke around.


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Watching what you say is your best friend.


The ideal phrase is that which is short and to the point.

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh

The best of the things you own, is what is useful to you.


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The horse knows its knight the best.

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Smoke of the neighbours renders you blind

Money is a Cure


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Blood can never turn into water.

Life is the Faithful's prison and the non-believr's paradise


Life is made of two days. One which is sweet and the other is
bitter.
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The cure for fate is patience.


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A good advice is part of the Religion. (In reference to a good
Muslim has to give advice when needed).

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Remind the youngster of his next life.


The one without a sword gets humiliated.

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh

His fault is besides him


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He who does not know the falcon would grill it.

He who does not know you is not informed of you.

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The idea came after the drunkness passed away.


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Opinion comes before the bravery of the braves.


I saw people tending to the one who has money


Some silence is more informative than talk


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An excuse is sometime more ugly than a guilt


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Your lord is the lord of hearts.

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh

The stupid might have wanted to help you, but ended up hurting

you.


Men are measures by their money


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Came back with Hunain's shoes. meaning: Came back with
nothing.

Rima came back to her old habits



A throw without a thrower.

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Our parents planted so we ate, and we plant for our children to
eat.

They planted so we ate, and we plant so they would eat.


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The village's piper does not exhilarate.

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Journey and you will find replacement to the ones left behind.

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh


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The person who pours water to other is the last one to drink.

A person who does not speak out against the wrong is a mute
devil.
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Blame comes before swords.


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Life will show you what you did not know.


The secret to success is to walk forward.


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Your secret is your captive.


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Silence is the sign of approval.


The weapon first, fighting second.


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The sky does not rain gold or silver.


Like a fish in water


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Literal meaning: Cooking fat on honey.
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Translation: To get along very well.

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh


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Literal meaning: The people's lord is their servant.


Literal meaning: The sultan's sword is long.

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Consult the wise and do not disobey him.


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It's a hardship that will go away.


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Evil in people does not go away when they get buried.


a little bit of evil is too much

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh



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Suspicion is the sister of the wrong.


I cured my self but I amputated my nose in the process.


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Complaining is the weak's weapon.


Complaining to someone other than God is disgraceful.

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he see something he didn't, he saw his mother's ass and fainted

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Literal meaning: The fisherman is the shark's friend.

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh


Literal meaning: The friend in tight times.
Translation: A friend is the one that lends a hand during the
time of need.

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Laughing for no reason is rude.


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Beating the dead is a sin.


He beat me and cried, and went before me to complain.

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Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh

Old habits die hard


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Literal meaning: The gauge has overflown.
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Translation: To run out of patience.


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Birds of a feather flock together

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Dwell among people for forty days. You either become one of them or part with them.

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh

Either live with dignity or die generous.


A bird in the hand is better than ten on a tree


The bite of a Lion is better than an envies look


Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh

The mind is a decoration.


Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh

Life is but one and God is but one.


In perils, you know your friends


An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.


The eye does not become higher than the eyebrow.

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The excuse of the absent is with him.




The price of the expensive is within him.


A stranger is blind even when he sees.


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Leading by example is better than giving and advice.


Leading by example is better than commandments.



The monkey in his mother's eye is a gazelle.


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The white penny will become useful in your dark days.


Content is an everlasting treasure.


" " : " "
The mule was asked: "Who is your father?" It responded with:
""The horse is my uncle.

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh

Inscribe science in writing.

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Like the needle which clothes others while remaining naked.

Like a deaf man in a parade.

Like someone trying to capture water in his fist.

Like the man who shields himself with a spiders home.

Similar to a bee: in their mouths they carry sweet honey, and in their tails poison.

Like an ostrich: cannot fly and cannot bear burdens.

The envious was created only to be infuriated.

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh

Lying is the disease and truth is the cure.


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Don't delay today's work until tomorrow.


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Don't eat your bread on someone else's table.

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Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh


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Don't ask the singer to sing until he wishes to sing by himself.


Don't face the Giants.

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh


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Dust does not burden him.


People don't thank someone who doesn't thank God.

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh


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Dawn does not come twice to awaken a man.


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Your tongue is your horse if you take care of it, it takes care
of you; if you betray it, betray it will.


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To each life a purpose.


Every disease has a medicine except for death.

)English (need original Arabic proverb


He Walks Amongst Us But He Is Not One Of Us

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.


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The best to sit with in all times is a book.


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A lot got the crow to his mother.
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Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh

( this one actually means literally "to his mother's


eye a monkey looks like a deer" meaning that your mother will always tell you
that you're beautiful and never say that you're ugly)

A mouth that praises and a hand that kills.


A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain; and the best promise is that
which has been proved by rain.
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A secret is like a dove: when it leaves my hand it takes wing.

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

A thousand enemies outside the house is better than one within.

A wise man associating with the vicious becomes an idiot; a dog


traveling with good men becomes a rational being.

All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable,
those that are moveable, and those that move.

All sunshine makes a desert.

An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a

sheep.

Arrogance diminishes wisdom.


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Arrogance is a weed that grows mostly on a dunghill.

A bite from a lion is better the look of envy.

Ask the experienced rather than a doctor (the learned).


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Ask thy purse what thou should'st buy.

At the narrow passage there is no brother and no friend.

Believe what you see and not all you hear.


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Better safe than sorry.
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Better late than never.
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Call someone your lord and he'll sell you in the slave market.

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh

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

Dogs bark, but the caravan moves on.


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Dwell not upon thy weariness, thy strength shall be according to the
measure of thy desire.

Eat whatever thou likest, but dress as others do.

Eat whatever you like, but dress as others do.

Every ambitious man is a captive and every covetous one a pauper.

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

Every sun has to set.


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Examine what is said, not him who speaks.

Example is better than precept.

For every glance behind us, we have to look twice to the future.

For the sake of the flowers, the weeds are watered.

Give a man some cloth and he'll ask for some lining.

He fasted for a whole year and then broke his fast with an onion.
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He said where are you going grape, She sighed : I am staying on the

couch.

He who has health has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.

He who peeps at the neighbor's window may chance to lose his eyes.

He who got out of his home lessened his value.

He who plants thorns must never expect to gather roses.

He who speaks about the future lies, even when he tells the truth.
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He who was left by the bald is taken by the hairy. (Not the comb)

Prepared & Collected by: Mohammed Al-Wajeeh

I tell no, I dont you no but the habit in you prevails. AND the tail of
the dog never straightens up even if you hang to it a brick.
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If a poor man ate it, they would say it was because of his stupidity.

If the hair was precious, wouldn't grow on the ass.

If thy beloved was honey, dont lick all of him.


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If you are going to believe all what you read, then don't read.
If you conduct yourself properly, fear no one.

If your house is of glass, don't throw rocks at others.

Live together like brothers and do business like strangers.

Make your bargain before beginning to plow.

Many are the roads that do not lead to the heart.

Meaningless laughter is a sign of ill-breeding.

Measure your quilt, then stretch your legs.


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Meat and mass never hindered man.

Never give advice in a crowd.

Never speak ill of the dead.

No crowd ever waited at the gates of patience.

No cure, no pay.

O! my brother Flip the pot on its mouth, the daughters turn into their

mums.

O! my sister close thy door, and enough what happened to you.
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O! my sister Your son is like how you raised him. And your husband is
like how you trained him.

O! Count thy sheep Goha. Goha said one is asleep and the other is

awake.
O! Count the waves of the sea Goha. Goha said the comings are more
than what passed.

O! You sitting, may God protect you from the evils of the comers.

One day your life will pass infront of your eyes, so make it worthy to
look at.

On the day of victory no one is tired.

One hand for oneself and one for the ship.

Only the tent pitched by your own hands will stand.

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

Proverbs are the lamp of speech.

Said: What would the blind want? Said: A bag of eyes.


Seek counsel of him who makes you weep, and not of him who makes
you laugh.

Seven trades but no luck.



The ant shall never crawl on its knees.

The ass went seeking for horns and lost his ears.

The devil is cunning.


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The dogs may bark but the caravan moves on.

The end of the HONK is BEEP. (Sounds)

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.


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The fool has his answer on the tip of his tongue.

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The fruit of silence is tranquility.

The fruit of timidity is neither gain nor loss.

The knife of the family does not cut.

The man and his woman is like the grave and its dead.

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

The onion of the beloved is a sheep.

The one-eyed person is a beauty in the country of the blind.

The sinning is the best part of repentance.

The whisper of a pretty girl can be heard further than the roar of a lion.

The wound of words is worse than the wound of swords.

The wound that bleeds inwardly is the most dangerous.

The wrath of brothers is fierce and devilish.

They did not find a fault in the rose, they said "O! You are red
checked."

Think of the going out before you enter.

Those whose hands are in the water should not expect sympathy from
those whose hands are in the fire.


I got you, "O! Worshiper of the helper", to help me but you are in need
of help.

Tomorrow we sit by the wall and here it all.

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Visit rarely, and you will be more loved.

We were silenced by our patience, he entered with his donkey.

What is learned in youth is carved in stone.


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Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave. (Meaning: Seek


knowledge from the day you are born till the day you die)
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What starts with a condition has a good ending.

When a door opens not to your knock, consider your reputation.

When what you want doesn't happen, learn to want what does.

When you are dead, your sister's tears will dry as time goes on, your
widow's tears will cease in another's arms, but your mother will mourn you
until she dies.

While the word is yet unspoken, you are master of it; when once it is
spoken, it is master of you.

Wishing does not make a poor man rich.

Wit is folly unless a wise man hath the keeping of it.

Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good
things that happen to you on a piece of marble.

He whose ace gets cut on, gets his underpants off. When you cut, cut
high. The Third Hand is the highest hand.

"Fil mishmish."
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Literally: In the apricots.
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Actual Meaning: Forget it! (similar to: In your dreams!)

She who steals a picture will steal a picture album.


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