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13 Arabic Proverbs That Will Teach You Valuable Life Lessons

13 Arabic Proverbs That Will Teach You Valuable Life Lessons

Proverbs are one of the best ways to get an understanding of the heritage of a particular group of people. They evoke emotion, instill wisdom and provoke deep thought. To survive the test of time, a proverb needs to have all 3 embedded in it.

Arabia has always been a land of mystery to the West; behind the scents, the souks and rich culture is a treasure trove of wisdom. So have a read and gain some insight in the thoughts of the people that inhabited this land centuries ago.

1. A bite from a lion is better than the look of envy.

2. The purest people are the ones with good manners.

3. A friend advises in his interest, not yours.

4. When your son grows up, become his brother.

5. Wishing does not make a poor man rich.

6. Unity is power.

7. Stinginess demeans the value of man.

8. Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.

9. Wealth comes like a turtle and goes away like a gazelle.

10. Time is made of gold.

11. The weapon first, fighting second.

12. The neighbor comes before the home.

13. The rope of lies is short.


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