1. Beware of dimwittedness for verily it causes one to be deserted by his friends.

1ـ إيّاكَ والسَّفَهَ فَإنَّهُ يُوحِشُ الرِّفاقَ.

2. Dimwittedness is idiocy.

2ـ اَلسَّفَهُ خُرْقٌ.

3. Dimwittedness [and insolence] is an offence.

3ـ اَلسَّفَهُ جَريرَةٌ.

4. Dimwittedness is the key to ridicule.

4ـ اَلسَّفَهُ مِفْتاحُ السِّبابِ.

5. Dimwittedness attracts evil.

5ـ اَلسَّفَهُ يَجْلُبُ الشَّـرَّ.

6. Shun dimwittedness, for verily it belittles a person and dishonor’s him.

6ـ دَعِ السَّفَهَ فَإنَّهُ يُزْري بِالمَرْءِ ويَشينُهُ.

7. The weapon of ignorance is dimwittedness.

7ـ سِلاحُ الجَهْلِ السَّفَهُ.

8. Dimwittedness is enough as a disgrace.

8ـ كَفى بِالسَّفَهِ عاراً.

9. Increased dimwittedness brings about ill feelings and gives rise to hatred.

9ـ كَثْرَةُ السَّفَهِ تُوجِبُ الشَّنَ آنَ وتَجْلُبُ البَغْضاءَ.

10. Dimwittedness is not like intelligence.

10ـ لَيْسَ السَّفَهُ كَالحِلْمِ.