Arab Proverb

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A foolish man 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. Human Nature
A friend advises in his interest, not yours. Miscellaneous
A mistake that is kept secret only harms the person who has committed it, but if it becomes public and is not denounced, it harms the community Secrecy & Transparency
A right not accompanied by the sword is a lost right. Power
A verdict satisfies one, but reconciliation satisfies two. Miscellaneous
A woman’s good goes to her husband and her bad to her kin. Minorities & Women
All lands are beautiful in the eyes of their people. Miscellaneous
Among the blind, the one-eyed man is king. Leaders & Leadership
An excuse is sometimes more ugly than guilt. Miscellaneous
Arrogance diminishes wisdom. Slogans & Mottoes
At the narrow passage there is no brother and no friend Human Nature
Avoid the company of a liar. And if you can't avoid him, don't believe him. Miscellaneous
Avoid what will require an apology. Diplomacy & Diplomats
Be careful of your enemy once and of your friend a thousand times, for a double crossing friend knows more about what harms you. Miscellaneous
Beat the dog and the panther will learn a lesson. Power ;Humor ;Animals
Better a hundred years of tyranny than one day of anarchy. Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
Blood is not washed but by blood. War & Peace
Blood neither frays or is eaten by worms: Generation upon generation will seek revenge. War & Peace
Call someone your lord and he'll sell you in the slave market. Slogans & Mottoes ;Miscellaneous ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
Complaining is the weapon of the weak. Miscellaneous
Elders are the books of the young. Families, Children & Parenting
Every person is observant of the flaws of others and blind to his own flaws. Human Nature
Fire is more bearable than disgrace. Miscellaneous
From vengeance, none are exempt. Justice & Injustice
Getting justice is for reputation, not for filling the belly. Justice & Injustice
He who befriends a slayer is a slayer too. Justice & Injustice
He who is strong, concedes. War & Peace
He who points a gun kills. Human Nature
He who takes revenge erases shame. Justice & Injustice
Her paternal cousin can cut her braid. Religion & God
I’ll have revenge, but not shame; death, but not disdain. Justice & Injustice
If you are to strike, then make it painful, because you'll get the same blame either way. Miscellaneous ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
If you can't reward, then you should thank. Leaders & Leadership
If you carry a leaky water bag, you will get your back wet. Miscellaneous
If you hear the question wrong, you will answer wrong. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
If you oppress who is below you then you won't be safe from the punishment of who is above you. Leaders & Leadership
If you reach for the highest of ideals, you shouldn't settle for less than the stars. Miscellaneous
If you see the lion’s fangs showing, do not think the lion is smiling. Miscellaneous
If you want obedience command with what is possible Leaders & Leadership
Incitement is worse than murder. Justice & Injustice
Injustice begets injustice. Justice & Injustice
Just as livestock is property, so women are property And livestock brings blame to its owner. Minorities & Women
Justice can send water back uphill. Justice & Injustice
Keeping a secret is a commitment Secrecy & Transparency
Kiss the hand you cannot bite. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Land belongs to the men folk. Discrimination & Prejudice
Manage what belongs to you, but not what belongs to others. Justice & Injustice
Mercy and anger do not go together. Human Nature
Necessity has its own rules Miscellaneous
No crowd ever waited at the gates of patience. Slogans & Mottoes
No right dies so long as someone demands it. Miscellaneous
No two floods are alike. Miscellaneous
Nothing absolves murder but murder. Justice & Injustice
One who violates a woman and then covers her, gains grace. Minorities & Women
One’s right cancels out another’s right. Justice & Injustice
Only betrayal can counter betrayal. Justice & Injustice
Pasture comes before prayer. Humor ;Miscellaneous ;Animals
Rely on Allah but tie your camel. Miscellaneous
Seek education from the cradle to the grave. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Send a wise man and don't advise him. He should know what to do. Management & Managing Government
Talk brings opponents together. Diplomacy & Diplomats
The empty gun spares, but the loaded gun slays. War & Peace
The hearts of freemen are the tombs of secrets. Miscellaneous
The key to all things is determination. Miscellaneous
The living are more important than the dead. Miscellaneous
The man who brings victory is prized above all others. Leaders & Leadership
The one without a sword gets humiliated. Defense & National Security
The reputation of a woman is like glass; once cracked, it cannot be repaired. Minorities & Women
The son of the ruler is an orphan. Detriments & Qualifications ;Public Office: Benefits
The weight of the first blood is heavier than that which follows. Justice & Injustice
There is no evidence based on other evidence Miscellaneous
There is no injustice without justice coming after, just as there is no night not followed by day. Justice & Injustice
There is no revenge on a woman Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
Trust makes way for treachery. Miscellaneous
What is learned in youth is carved in stone. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
What’s written remains, though a writer is buried beneath the ground. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Woe to him who kills his daughter on people’s talk. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement