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Trust in Allah But Tie Your Camel First.

49 ancient Bedouin proverbs for modern days.

Waterworth Owen

After many of my talks I get asked for copies of the Bedouin proverbs from my slides. I believe the values we live by only increase in value only when we pass them on, so it gives me pleasure to pass on them onto you. I trust the inherent wisdom contained in these proverbs will inspire you to Lengthen Your Stride and increase your efforts to embed the values of responsibility and resilience in your personal, family, social and business lives. Response ABLY yours, Gary Waterworth Owen Founder and CEO ResponseABILITY Alliance

By all means trust in Allah, but tie your camel first.

Few desires, happy life.

The best of the things you own, is what is useful to you.

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Ask the experienced rather than the learned.

Examine what is said, not him who speaks.

All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are moveable, and those that move.

If people have the will, they can control their destiny.

In the desert of life the wise person travels by caravan, while the fool prefers to travel alone.

You can live without a brother but not without a friend.

A camel never sees his own hump but those of his brothers are always before him.

The weight of the burden is known only by he who carries it.

To each life meaning and purpose.

The mind is free and the slightest thought has great influence, it is therefore important that you think enlightened thoughts.

Whoever walks in the desert, is no longer the person he was.

Lost is the person who forgets their past.

Write the bad things that happen to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble.

Only three things in life are certain - birth, change and death.

One day your life will pass infront of your eyes, so make it worthy to look at.

Every day of your life is a page of your history.

When the purpose is known, there will be no more wonder.

He who eats when he is full, digs his grave with his teeth.

An army of lambs led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a lamb.

Think of the going out before you enter.

Planning is half of living.

The camel driver has his plans and the camel has his.

A promise is a cloud - fulfillment is rain.

Seek education from the cradle to the grave.

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

When your son is young discipline him, when he grows up, become his brother.

Do good to people and you'll enslave their hearts.

The dearest to me are those of best character.

Manage with bread and butter until God brings the jam.

The best generosity is giving without being asked.

He is a good storyteller who can turn a man's ears into eyes.

The same destiny awaits both the wise man and the fool.

If a man puts a cord around his neck, God will provide someone to pull it.

If a man puts a cord around his neck, God will provide someone to pull it.

Man alone is the measure of all things.

The fruit of silence is tranquility.

The fruit of silence is tranquility.

You are like a tree, giving your shade to the outside.

Fixing what you have is better than waiting to get what you don't have.

Dwell not upon your weariness, your strength shall be according to the measure of your desire.

Leading by example is better than giving and advice.

Let us sit bent but talk straight.

Every sun has to set.

When you sleep in a house your thoughts are as high as the ceiling, when you sleep outside they are as high as the stars.

The dawn does not come twice to awaken a man.

For every glance behind us, we have to look twice to the future.

One hand cannot applaud.

This wisdom is part and parcel of the Lengthen Your Stride programmes we run in Egypt.

Come as you are, and leave as you want to be.

Trust in Allah but tie your camel first.  

49 ancient Bedouin proverbs that inspire leadership for modern days.

Trust in Allah but tie your camel first.  

49 ancient Bedouin proverbs that inspire leadership for modern days.