Arabic Proverb

Arabic is a name applied to the descendants of the Classical Arabic language of the 6th century AD.

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All sunshine makes a desert.
Among wonderful things is a sore-eyed man who is an oculist.
Ask not a man who his father was but make trial of his qualities, and then conciliate or reject him accordingly. For it is no disgrace to new wine, if only it be sweet, as to its taste, that it was the juice [or daughter] of sour grapes.
By six qualities may a fool be known: anger, without cause; speech, without profit; change, without motive; inquiry, without an object; trust in a stranger; and incapacity to discriminate between friend and foe.
God sells knowledge for labour -- honour for risk.
If thou shouldst find thy friend in the wrong reprove him secretly, but in the presence of company praise him.
If you have much, give of your wealth if you have little, give of your heart.
Inquire about your neighbour before you build, and about your companions before you travel.
Listen, if you would learn; be silent, if you would be safe.
One common origin unites us all, but every sort of wood does not give the perfume of the lignum aloes.
Poverty without debt is independence.
Riches disclose in a man?s character the bad qualities formerly concealed in his poverty.
Scratch yourself with your own nails; always do your own business, and when you intend asking for a service, go to a person who can appreciate your merit.
Sit not down to the table before thy stomach is empty, and rise before thou hast filled it.
The wise man speaks of what he sees, the idiot of what he hears.
To the pure, all things are pure.
What avails your wealth, if it makes you arrogant to the poor?
Words of blame from those who are hostile to a great man cannot injure him. The moon is not hurt when barked at by a dog.

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