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Arabic Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

Arabic Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

Arabic Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

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“A proverb is to speech what salt is to food.”
– Arabic Proverb

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“The one whose hand is in fire is not like the one whose hand is in water.”
– Arabic Proverb

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“A house divided cannot stand.”
– Arabic Proverb

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“A paradise without people is not worth stepping foot in.”
– Arabic Proverb

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“A secret is like a dove: when it leaves my hand, it takes wing.”
– Arabic Proverb

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“He who digs a pit for his brother falls into it.”
– Arabic Proverb

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“The best speech is little and indicative.”
– Arabic Proverb

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“Far from sight, far from the heart.”
– Arabic Proverb

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“You will know your friend in time of need.”
– Arabic Proverb

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“Unity is power.”
– Arabic Proverb

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“The best answer will come from the person who is not angry.”
– Arabic Proverb

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“The smarter you are, the less you speak.”
– Arabic Proverb

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“If you’re unable to reward, then make sure to thank.”
– Arabic Proverb

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“Go with the lesser of two evils.”
– Arabic Proverb

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“If speaking was of silver, then silence is of gold.”
– Arabic Proverb

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“Money brings more money.”
– Arabic Proverb

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” He whose house is made of glass should not throw stones at people.”
– Arabic Proverb

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“When it comes to the stomach, the mind is lost.”
– Arabic Proverb

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“Time is gold.”
– Arabic Proverb

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“A pebble can support a barrel.”
– Arabic Proverb

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“A known mistake is better than an unknown truth.”
– Arabic Proverb

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“I may curse my own child, but I hate whoever agrees.”
– Arabic Proverb

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“The monkey is a gazelle in the eyes of his mother.”
– Arabic Proverb

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Arabic Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

Islamic Proverbs

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“No crowd ever waited at the gates of patience.”
– Islamic Proverbs

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“Arrogance diminishes wisdom.”
– Islamic Proverbs

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“Avoid the company of liars, but if you can’t, don’t believe them.”
– Islamic Proverbs

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“A secret is like a dove: when it leaves my hand, it takes wing.”
– Islamic Proverbs

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“A sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to our steps as we walk the tightrope of life.”
– Islamic Proverbs

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“Send a wise man; don’t advise him.”
– Islamic Proverbs

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“Ask the experienced rather than the learned.”
– Islamic Proverbs

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“Every sun has to set.”
– Islamic Proverbs

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“Beware the levelheaded person if they’re angry.”
– Islamic Proverbs

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“Be wary around your enemy once, and your friend a thousand times.”
– Islamic Proverbs

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“Everyone is critical of the flaws of others, but blind to their own.”
– Islamic Proverbs

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“Visit rarely, and you will be more loved.”
– Islamic Proverbs

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“It’s better to fix what you have than wait to get what you don’t have.”
– Islamic Proverbs

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“If the wind blows, ride it.”
– Islamic Proverbs

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Arabic Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

Arabic Expressions and Sayings

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“Time is made of gold.”
– Arabic Expressions and Sayings

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“A tree begins with a seed.”
– Arabic Expressions and Sayings

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“The key to everything is determination.”
– Arabic Expressions and Sayings

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“Silence is a sign of approval.”
– Arabic Expressions and Sayings

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“Avoid that which requires an apology.”
– Arabic Expressions and Sayings

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“Lying is a disease, and the truth is a cure.”
– Arabic Expressions and Sayings

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“An envious person is the unhappiest.”
– Arabic Expressions and Sayings

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“Anger begins with madness, but ends in regret.”
– Arabic Expressions and Sayings

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Arabic Proverbs

Arabic Language

Arabic is a Semitic language that first emerged in the 1st to 4th centuries CE. Today, Arabic is the official language of 26 states and the liturgical language of Islam since the Quran and Hadith were written in Arabic.

During the Middle Ages, Arabic was a major vehicle of culture in Europe, especially in science, mathematics, and philosophy.

European languages have borrowed many Arabic words, and it has influenced several European languages due to the exchanges between Christian European and Muslim Arab civilizations.

The Balkan languages have also acquired a significant number of Arabic words through contact with Ottoman Turkish.

Arabic has influenced many other languages, including Persian, Turkish, Hindustani and many other languages.

Arabic has also borrowed words from other languages, including Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic, and Persian, in medieval times and languages such as English and French in modern times.

Arabic is the liturgical language of 1.8 billion Muslims, and Arabic is one of the United Nations’ official languages.

Arabic has over 420 million speakers making it the fifth most spoken language in the world. Arabic is written with the Arabic alphabet, which is written from right to left.

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“A house divided cannot stand.”
– Arabic Proverb

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Photo Credit: Tamoy Garra / CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0); Nick Shields / CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0); NASA/JPL / Public domain

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