50 Arabic proverbs to inspire you today

Arabic ProverbsDiscover the timeless wisdom of the Arab world with this carefully curated collection of Arabic proverbs.

Hand-picked from a rich cultural heritage spanning centuries, these proverbs offer a unique window into the values and beliefs of the Arab people.

From reflections on life and love to insightful sayings about human nature and the world around us, this list is packed with thought-provoking and inspiring proverbs that are sure to enlighten you.

So, take a journey through time and explore the beauty and depth of these Arabic proverbs and see if you can add one or two of them to your conversations today.

And please feel free to pass them on.

Arabic Proverbs (1-25):

  1. Every sun must set.
  2. Haste makes waste.
  3. Time is made of gold.
  4. Be contrary, be known.
  5. Planning is half of living.
  6. A tree begins with a seed.
  7. There’s always tomorrow.
  8. A tree is known by its fruit.
  9. A hungry belly has no ears.
  10. If the winds blow, use them.
  11. Silence is a sign of approval.
  12. Distance equals disaffection.
  13. Blood does not become water.
  14. Think it through and trust God.
  15. Time is a cure for every illness.
  16. A hint is enough for a wise man.
  17. Whatever is forbidden is desired.
  18. Laughing without a reason is rude.
  19. An envious person is the unhappiest.
  20. He who has no shame has no honour.
  21. Avoid that which requires an apology.
  22. Winds do not blow as the vessels wish.
  23. The wisest is the one who can forgive.
  24. Determination is the key to everything.
  25. The first one to apologize is the bravest.

Arabic Proverbs (26-50):

  1. Wishing does not make a poor man rich.
  2. The smarter you are, the less you speak.
  3. A great man is one who serves humanity.
  4. The cure for ignorance is asking questions.
  5. Get on with your neighbours or move away.
  6. It’s better to be alone than in bad company.
  7. With care do you realize your opportunities.
  8. He who plays with the cat will find his claws.
  9. Ask the experienced rather than the learned.
  10. Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
  11. Anger begins with madness but ends in regret.
  12. He who desires success must sit up many nights
  13. The stingy have large porches and little morality.
  14. A true friend is one who shows up in times of need.
  15. May God bless the visitors who don’t stay too long.
  16. A servant who has two masters lies to one of them.
  17. It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
  18. Choose your neighbours before you choose your home.
  19. A single good deed is better than a thousand intentions.
  20. The best people are those who are most useful to others.
  21. The ink of the scholar is holier than the blood of the martyr.
  22. Everyone is critical of the flaws of others, but blind to their own.
  23. It’s better to fix what you have than wait to get what you don’t have.
  24. A man of two minds is a liar, and a man of three minds is a hypocrite.
  25. You can build all the houses you want but, eventually, you’ll leave them all and go to your grave alone.

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