18 Beautiful Arabic Quotes to Read When You’re Feeling Lost

If you’re a bookworm like us, you’ll understand how powerful quotes can be sometimes. Quotes can make you feel emotions you’ve never thought possible. Here are some of our favorite quotes by Arab figures, authors and artists that’ll be there for you when you need someone.

Kahlil Gibran, a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer of the New York Pen League. Via Wikpedia
Kahlil Gibran, a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer of the New York Pen League. Via Wikpedia.

“If you love somebody, let them go. If they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were.“ – Kahlil Gibran

“If it wasn’t for love, mankind wouldn’t have tasted the happiness of being nor felt exhilarated by life’s liquor.” – Mikhail Naima

“Every poem is a beginning of poetry and every love is a beginning of paradise.” – Ounsi El Hage

“If you’re ignorant of love, what good are sunrises and sunsets to you?” – Amin Maalouf

Mahmoud Darwish, a Palestinian poet and author who was regarded as the Palestinian national poet. Via Wikipedia
Mahmoud Darwish, a Palestinian poet and author who was regarded as the Palestinian national poet. Via Wikipedia.

“Hate costs more than love because it’s a abnormal. It’s a reverse feeling, just like the movement of objects against the Earth’s gravity, it needs additional strength and will consume more.” – Mostafa Mahmoud

“Do not escape from something that you’ve been told is wrong. Try it yourself. Walk through the mud. Learn how to keep your balance.” – Mostafa Mahmoud

“Maybe the moon is beautiful only because it’s far.” -Mahmoud Darwish

“Freedom is the first five minutes you are born, crying, naked, nameless, without sin, without orientation, without human malice.” – Maxim

“Our pillow is our life record, the initial draft of our narrative, which we write every evening without ink, and speak without a voice where no one hears.” – Moured Barghouti

Ahdaf Soueif, an Egyptian novelist and political and cultural commentator. Via Tumblr
Ahdaf Soueif, an Egyptian novelist and political and cultural commentator. Via Tumblr

“Sometimes, because we use the same words, we assume we mean the same thing.” – Ahdaf Soueif

“Some dreams are simple but do not come true.” – Shahrazad Al Khalij

“When an idea enters your brain, it is impossible to get rid of it. All you can do is betray it.” – Ghassan Kanafni

“A tree begins with a seed.” – Arabic Proverb

“Within every human you know, is another human you don’t know.” – Al Rafaey

Nizar Tawfiq Qabbani, a Syrian diplomat, poet and publisher. Via Tumblr
Nizar Tawfiq Qabbani, a Syrian diplomat, poet and publisher. Via Tumblr

“The female doesn’t want a rich man or a handsome man or even a poet, she wants a man who understands her eyes if she gets sad, and points to his chest and say : Here is your home country.” – Nizar Qabbani

“The greater the spaces for love in your heart, the wider the scope of beauty in your life. As you can’t see ugliness in the things you love, nor beauty in what you hate.” – Mikhail Naima

“The smarter you get the less you speak.” – Arabic proverb

“There is no wealth like intelligence, no poverty like ignorance, and no inheritance like good manners.” – Ali Ibn Abi Talib (radiAllahu anhu)

“Do not get angry: it starts with madness and ends with regret.” – Imam Ali

WE SAID THIS: Let us know which one was your favorite quote…

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