Arabic Proverbs about Nature and Living
• Nature offers a balm for every sore.
• Hope without work is a tree without fruit.
• A rich man who is ungenerous is like a tree without fruit.
• You can’t carry two watermelons in one hand.
• It is not the cutting of the melon that cools the mouth.
• Fruit does not ripen at the touch of fingers.
• Climb like a cucumber, fall like an aubergine.
• Honour the date palm, for it is your aunt.
• The man who touches honey must lick his fingers.
• Wherever it grows, wheat always arrives at the millstone.
• That which bends does not break.
• Clothes that protect you from the cold will protect you from the heat.
• Generosity casts a long shadow.
• Opportunities pass like clouds.
• No water can wash away the destiny written on a man’s forehead.
• When your house falls in ruins, don’t weep for the broken pot.
• A house that receives no guests receives no angels.
• Do not suppose a man can cook just because you see him blowing on the fire.
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