The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.
The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace.
Do not cut down the tree that gives you shade.
He who plants thorns must never expect to gather roses.
He who eats alone chokes alone.
The virtue of deeds lies in completing them.
When you are an anvil be patient; when a hammer, strike.
Choose the neighbor before choosing the house.
A horse of good breed is not dishonored by his saddle.
Marriage is like a besieged castle; those who are on the outside wish to get in; and those who are on the inside wish to get out.
Compete, don't envy.
Do not tell a friend anything you would conceal from an enemy.
When danger approaches, sing to it.
Death was afraid of him because he had the heart of a lion.
Keep your friends close - hold your enemies closer.
Arrogance diminishes wisdom.
A fool 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.
Examine what is said, not who speaks.
A book is a garden carried in the pocket.
When you heard that a mountain was moved, believe it; but when you hear that someone changed his character do not believe it.
Judge a man by the reputation of his enemies.
A man's capacity is the same as his breadth of vision.
When you have spoken the word, it reigns over you. When it is unspoken you reign over it.
A man profits more by the sight of an idiot than by the orations of the learned.