591 Arabic Proverbs / Page 2
21. A mouth that praises and a hand that kills.
22. A nod for a wise man, and a rod for a fool.
23. A person who does not speak out against the wrong is a mute devil.
24. A problem is solved when it gets tougher.
25. A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain; and the best promise is that which has been proved by rain.
26. A secret is like a dove: when it leaves my hand it takes wing.
27. A secret is like a dove: when it leaves my hand it takes wing.
28. A sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to our steps as we walk the tightrope of life.
29. A servant who has two masters, lies to one of them.
30. A throw without a thrower.
31. A tree starts with a seed.
32. A wise man associating with the vicious becomes an idiot; a dog traveling with good men becomes a rational being.
33. A wise man's day is worth a fool's life.
34. A word to the wise is sufficient.
35. Account by the dinar, give charity by the ass load.
36. Actions speak louder than words.
37. Advice sharpens a rusty opinion.
38. Afar, it enraptures the heart, when near, it rends the gallbladder.
39. Afraid of one's shadow.
40. All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are moveable, and those that move.