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  Women are the whips of Satan.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Account by the dinar, give charity by the assload.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A fool 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.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Abundance is from activity.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Poverty and anger do not agree.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Prosperity glitters and adversity shrivels.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Appetite comes with the first mouthful and a quarrel starts with a word.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The cunning of women is strong, and the cunning of the devil is weak.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A half-learned physician is a danger to life, and a half-learned mullah is a danger to faith.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Women are the whips of Satan.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  What the devil does in one year an old woman does in an hour.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The cunning of women is strong, and the cunning of the devil is weak.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A diamond, though men throw it in the mud, is still a diamond.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Gnats, in great numbers, can beat an elephant.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Use your enemy's hand to catch a snake.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Beware of an enemy, even though he be only an ant.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Forget brotherhood, each goat will cost you seven dinars.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Do good and throw it in the Tigris and God will repay you in the desert.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Trust in God - but tie your camel tight.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  In the estimation of the nightingale, a cage of gold is a prison.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  If you dress in gold or silk, you are still the same green grocer.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The gold being gone, let us look to the silver.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Too much kindness to a man is not profitable, for he becomes ungrateful.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The master of the house is the servant of his guest.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  To pass the night in the cold is better than the hospitality of a monkey.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  He who pays no heed to the words of his elders mounts a wild horse.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A horse which is tamed at forty is only good for resurrection day.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  When you cannot bite a hand, kiss it.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The stone which cannot be lifted should be kissed.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Laziness keeps on and on, but it arrives at poverty.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The lazy are not fed on honey.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  It's better to be a free dog than a caged lion.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Truth is a lion, and lies are a hyena.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A blow from our lover is as sweet as the eating of raisins.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  To a lover, melancholy is no shame.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Go and wake up your luck.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The fool continues procrastinating, the wise man waits a fit occasion.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Too much kindness to a man is not profitable, for he becomes ungrateful.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The day obliterates the promise of the night.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  No smoke without fire and rumor without foundation.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  An athlete does not tell all his secrets.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The master of the house is the servant of his guest.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  To a lover, melancholy is no shame.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The gold being gone, let us look to the silver.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The miser is like a donkey, he carries gold and silver and wants straw.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A single rose does not mean spring.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The fireside is the tulip bed of a winter day.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  What is learned in youth is carved in stone.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Beat the iron while it is hot.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Believe what you see and lay aside what you hear.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A chameleon does not leave one tree until he is sure of another.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Visit rarely and you will be more loved.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The dogs may bark but the caravan moves on.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The wound of words is worse than the wound of swords.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The lazy are not fed on honey.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Call someone your lord and he'll send you in the slave market.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Arrogance diminishes wisdom.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Eat whatever you like, but dress as others do.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A fool 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.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Patience is beautiful.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Account by the dinar, give charity by the assload.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Outer beauty is no good, give me inner beauty.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Eat your bread with water and don't ask for another's dough.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Go softly, come softly, so that the cat does not gore you.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The mosque's door is not shut to he who does not pray.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A neighbor that is near is better than a relative of no benefit.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Prosperity glitters and adversity shrivels.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Blessed be the man who knows his power and abstains from doing evil to others.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Though the camel go to Mecca forty years he does not become a pilgrim.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  He who has knowledge has power.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Travel ripens a man.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A single rose does not mean spring.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Self-praise is like chewing cotton wool.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The goat does not get fat just by whispering.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Not every time a dog barks should a bone be thrown to it.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The old fox does not fear the trap.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The miser is like a donkey, he carries gold and silver and wants straw.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  With gentleness the fracture is repaired.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  If a lie saves, truth is a surer saviour.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  At the near end of the market, he told a lie; at the far end, he himself believed it.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The crown of a good disposition is humility.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Poverty and anger do not agree.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A thousand regrets do not pay one debt.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Truth is a lion, and lies are a hyena.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  It's better to be a free dog than a caged lion.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A blow from our lover is as sweet as the eating of raisins.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  One day in perfect health is much.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The gold being gone, let us look to the silver.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  When modesty becomes rare, disaster prevails.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  From bad iron there cannot be a good sabre.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The value of each man consists in what he does well.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The mind is for seeing, the heart is for hearing.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  No crowd ever waited at the gates of patience.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  If destiny does not fit you, fit yourself to destiny.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  They were two, but united. We were a hundred, but divided.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The garlic said to the onion: 'You stink!'  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Though pepper is a tiny thing, its taste is mighty powerful.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Laziness keeps on and on, but it arrives at poverty.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Do good and throw it in the Tigris and God will repay you in the desert.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  What is learned in youth is carved in stone.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Wishing does not make a poor man rich.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The barking of dogs does not reduce the beggar's daily allotment.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  How can the eater of dates forbid the eating of dates?  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Money finds money, water finds the puddle.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A book is like a garden carried in a pocket.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Threaten him with death so that he may be content with fever.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  When you cannot bite a hand, kiss it.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  To pass the night in the cold is better than the hospitality of a monkey.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The camel has his projects, and the camel driver has his projects.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The camel does not see his own hump, he sees only the hump of his brother.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Beware of an enemy, even though he be only an ant.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  What can an old harlot do but repent of her misdeeds?  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  If you dress in gold or silk, you are still the same green grocer.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Good deeds return to the house of their author.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Instead of opening your mouth, open your eyes.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Unguarded property teaches people to steal.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The walls have mice and the mice have ears.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The day obliterates the promise of the night.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The dog barks and the caravan passes on.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  An egg-stealer will at last turn into a camel-stealer.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Women are the whips of Satan.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  He who gives the money makes the fife play.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  To a lover, melancholy is no shame.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Hearing is never as good as seeing.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  An intelligent foe is better than a silly friend.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Ask the experienced rather than the learned.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Much talk makes no money.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  An old monkey does not learn dancing.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The brave dies, his name remains.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Beauty cannot be by force.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Season resembles no season.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  He who desires tranquility must be deaf, blind, and tongueless.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Worries about children continue until death.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Don't neglect the consequence of your act.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Forget brotherhood, each goat will cost you seven dinars.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  He that sows the wind shall reap the whirlwind.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The fireside is the tulip bed of a winter day.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  When a blind man dies, he is praised as having beautiful eyes.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Gnats, in great numbers, can beat an elephant.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  I have sifted my flour and hung up my sieve.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Only he is a friend who is a friend when we are in difficulties.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Don't pride over your wealth or beauty, one will be gone in a night and the other with a fever.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The stone which cannot be lifted should be kissed.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Trust in God - but tie your camel tight.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A half-learned physician is a danger to life, and a half-learned mullah is a danger to faith.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A horse which is tamed at forty is only good for resurrection day.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  If you do not want to be disgraced, do as others do.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  God sends clothes to those with no proper figure and bread to those with no teeth.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  He who sells cheap, sells quickly.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  It is easier to make a promise than to fulfill it.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  He who pays no heed to the words of his elders mounts a wild horse.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The dream of the cat is all about the mice.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Do not leave to morning the business of evening.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The arrow that has left the bow never returns.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  No smoke without fire and rumor without foundation.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Still waters become stagnant.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  He who takes no thought at first will at the last repent.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Make bread while the oven is hot.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  On the day of victory no fatigue is felt.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Don't be deceived by the whiteness of the turban: soap can be bought on credit.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The hen lays an egg, and the cock feels pain in his bottom.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  He who sows evil will harvest repentance.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A single spark can burn the whole quarter.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  He who plants thistles does not reap grapes.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Don't jump into the water where there is no ford.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The master of the house is the servant of his guest.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  What the devil does in one year an old woman does in an hour.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A weapon is an enemy even to its owner.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A straightforward word is bitter.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Two watermelons do not go under one armpit.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Hunger makes the wolf come out of the forest.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  By asking, you can go to Mecca.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Heaven is at the feet of mothers.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Endurance pierces marble.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  For finding happiness one must walk till he be wearied.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Walk with sandals till you can get good shoes.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A garden without a fence is like a dog without a tail.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Do not stretch your feet beyond your carpet.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  He who steals an egg will steal a camel.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  One must look at a man's company.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  There is not a single season without fruit.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Send your son out to the marketplace and you shall find out with whom he will associate.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Vigilance and precaution are safety.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The man who knows not what is good is not counted a man.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Too much kindness to a man is not profitable, for he becomes ungrateful.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Difficulties teach a man.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The cunning of women is strong, and the cunning of the devil is weak.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A hungry bear does not play.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Experience is the best of schools.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  To work without payment is better than sitting idle.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Distance preserves friendship.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  With one arrow two birds are not struck.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Appetite comes with the first mouthful and a quarrel starts with a word.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  There is no shame in learning.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A sweet tongue deceives many folks.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  He who loves a thing often talks of it.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Eat little, sleep sound.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A proverb never tells a lie.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  May both seller and buyer see the benefit.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The pear falls not far from its tree.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  In the estimation of the nightingale, a cage of gold is a prison.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  An athlete does not tell all his secrets.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Abundance is from activity.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Instruction in old age is like engraving in dung.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The fool continues procrastinating, the wise man waits a fit occasion.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  He who makes a rascal suffer obtains reward.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A well from which you drink, throw not a stone into it.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  He who bears trouble patiently receives his reward.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A diamond, though men throw it in the mud, is still a diamond.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The son of a wolf will be a wolf, even if he grows up with man.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  There are no fans in hell.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Jealousy is nothing more than a fear of abandonment  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A woman can hide her love for 40 years, but her disgust and anger not for one day  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Love sees sharply, hatred sees even more sharp, but Jealousy sees the sharpest for it is love and hate at the same time  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  It is wise to bring some water, when one goes out to look for water  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  The enemy of my enemy is my friend.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Lie to a liar, for lies are his coin; Steal from a thief, for that is easy; lay a trap for a trickster and catch him at first attempt, but beware of an honest man  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain.  
 -  Arabic proverb
  

  Beware: some liers tell the truth  
 -  Arabic proverb