Table of Contents

Ineptness

Ineptness الخُرْق

1. Ineptness is opposing [others’] views and having enmity with one who is capable of causing harm.

1ـ الخُرْقُ مُعاداةُ الآراءِ، ومُعاداةُ مَنْ يَقْدِرُ علَى الضَّـرّاءِ.

2. Be cautious of ineptness for it is disgraces [one’s] character.

2ـ إيّاكَ والخُرْقَ، فَإنَّهُ شَيْنُ الأخلاقِ.

3. The ugliest thing is ineptness.

3ـ اَقْبَحُ شَيْء الخُرْقُ.

4. The worst thing is ineptness.

4ـ اَسْوَءُ شَيْء اَلخُرْقُ.

5. Ineptness is a disgraceful attribute.

5ـ اَلخُرْقُ شَينُ الخُلقِ.

6. Ineptness is the worst quality.

6ـ اَلْخُرْقُ شَرُّ خُلق.

7. How bad a quality ineptness is!

7ـ بِئسَ الشّيمَةُ الخُرْقُ.

8. The height of ignorance is ineptness.

8ـ رَأسُ الجَهْلِ الخُرْقُ.

9. One whose ineptness increases is scorned.

9ـ مَنْ كَثُرَ خُرْقُهُ اُسْتُرذِلَ.

10. How many an elevated person has been degraded by the ugliness of his ineptitude!

10ـ كَمْ مِنْ رَفيع وَضَعَهُ قُبْحُ خُرْقِهِ.

11. It is from ineptness to make haste before [having] ability, and to act slowly after getting the opportunity.

11ـ مِنَ الخُرْقِ العَجَلَـةُ قَبْلَ الإمْكانِ، والأناةُ بَعْدَ إصابَةِ الفُرصَةِ.

12. Increased ineptness is an abomination.

12ـ مِنَ الفُحشِ كَثْرَةُ الخُرْقِ.

13. It is from ineptitude to let go of an opportunity when one is able to take it.

13ـ مِنَ الخُرْقِ تَرْكُ الفُرْصَةِ عِندَ الإمكانِ.

14. Ineptness is not in anything but that it tarnishes it.

14ـ ما كانَ الخُرْقُ في شَيْء إلاّ شانَهُ.

15. There is no quality more disgraceful than ineptitude.

15ـ لا خُلْقَ أشيَـنُ مِنَ الخُرْقِ.

16. There is no attribute more belittling than ineptitude.

16ـ لا خُلَّةَ أزْرى مِنَ الخُرْقِِ.