List of Lebanese Proverbs Sayings

When you're out of luck in the coffin making business, no one dies.

A bite from a loving mouth is worth more than a kiss from any other.

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We taught them how to beg, they raced us to the gates.

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Have faith in a stone and you will be healed by it.

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The day will come for the despot to pay.

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No matter how fast the poplar grows, it will never reach heaven.

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When the angels arrive the demons leave.

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If someone puts their trust in you, don't sever it.

A cemetery never refuses a corpse.

A cemetery never refuses a corpse.

Two things cannot be hidden: being astride a camel and being pregnant.

Two things cannot be hidden: being astride a camel and being pregnant.

Lock your door rather than suspect your neighbor.

Lock your door rather than suspect your neighbor.

If you fall in love let her be a beauty; if you should steal, let it be a camel.

If you fall in love let her be a beauty; if you should steal, let it be a camel.

Beware of the man to whom you have done a good turn.

Beware of the man to whom you have done a good turn.

If you beat my drum, I will blow your whistle.

If you beat my drum, I will blow your whistle.

Ticks, bedbugs and a crying child are unendurable.

Ticks, bedbugs and a crying child are unendurable.

Lower your voice and strengthen your argument.

Lower your voice and strengthen your argument.

He who has money can eat ice cream in hell.

He who has money can eat ice cream in hell.

We traded in shrouds; people stopped dying.

We traded in shrouds; people stopped dying.

If you spit in the face of a coward he'll tell you that it's raining.

Only your nail scratches your skin.

A wretched year has twenty-four months.

If anyone is not willing to accept your point of view, try to see his point of view.

The worst ache is the present ache.

You become like that which you own.

Nights of pleasure are short.

Whatever your uncle gives you, take.

Some men build a wine cellar after only finding one grape.

When they came to shoe the horse of the sultan, along comes the beetle and sticks out her foot.

Do today what you want ro postpone until tomorrow.

If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again.

He who has money can eat sherbet in hell.

If you are too sparing with the cat's food, the rats will eat your ears.

When a mouse makes fun of a cat, there is a hole nearby.

A clear conscience shines not only in the eyes.

The son of an old man is an orphan, and his wife is a widow.

Some men will build a wine cellar when they have found just one grape.

If a rich man eats a snake, people call it wisdom; if a poor man does the same thing, people call it derangement.

When you're out of luck in the coffin making business, no one dies. *

Flies know well the sweet seller's beard.

He who took the donkey up to the roof should bring it down.

Talking is not like doing.

If you follow the lead of the cockerel, you'll be led to the poulterer.

When you come back from a long journey, offer your family something though it be only a stone.

A dog will always be a dog, even if he is raised by lions.

The son of a son is dear, the son of a daughter a stranger.

It is easier to be a happy bachelor for a year than a widower for a month.

He who slaps himself on the face should not cry ouch.

The person who knew you when you were young will seldom respect you as an adult.

If summer had a mother, she would weep at summer's passing.

Good advice once was worth a camel; now that it is free of charge, no one takes it.

Hygiene is two thirds of health.

He who wants to eat honey should endure the stings.

A donkey is a donkey though it may carry the Sultan's treasure.

It's normal for a sieve to have holes in it.

He who gossips to you will gossip about you.

The pot always reveals its contents.

Better to have one thousand enemies outside the house than to have one single enemy inside it.

Do good and throw it into the sea - if it is not appreciated by an ungrateful man, it will be appreciated by God.

His brains hang at the top of his fez.

A dressed up lie is worth more than a badly told truth.

He is like a deaf man at a wedding procession.

A polite devil is more agreeable than a rude saint.

He who knew you when you were young will not respect you when you grow up.

When you come back from a trip bring something for the family even if it is only a stone.

Love overlooks defects; hatred magnifies them.

Love overlooks defects; hatred magnifies them.

God hears things upside down.

God hears things upside down.

You cannot cook your eggs with wind.

You cannot cook your eggs with wind.

No one can give what he does not have.

No one can give what he does not have.

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