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Proverb of the day: He who ridicules others will get his sooner or later من عاير أبتلى و لو بعد حين

He who ridicules others will get his sooner or later

Ahram Online , Wednesday 10 Feb 2016
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 من عاير أبتلى و لو بعد حين 
Men ayer ebtala wa law ba’d heen
Translation: He who ridicules others will get his sooner or later.
Meaning: There is a bit of “what goes around comes around” in this saying. Also a bit of hubris, where those who are so insensitive they gloat over the misfortunes of others would have their turn at being afflicted and despised. 

Source: Egyptian Proverbs, (Al-Ahram Center for Translation and Publishing, 1986) by Ahmed Taymour Pasha

Translated by: Nabil Shawkat

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