شاور كبيرك و صغيرك و ارجع لعقلك
Shawer kebirak we saghirak we erga le aqlaq
Translation: Seek the opinion of your old and young people, then consult your mind.
Meaning: This proverb, no longer in common use, tells you to take advice from everyone before acting. Then, when it is time to act, listen carefully to the voice in your head. The time of receiving advice is over, and the time of taking up responsibility for your actions has come.
Source: Egyptian Proverbs, (Al-Ahram Center for Translation and Publishing, 1986) by Ahmed Taymour Pasha
Translated by: Nabil Shawkat