1. Whoever reveals his decision [to others], his judiciousness gets nullified.

1ـ مَنْ أظْهَرَ عَزْمَهُ بَطَلَ حَزْمُهُ.

2. Whoever resolves to do evil, his arrow returns to him.

2ـ مَنْ ساءَ عَزْمُهُ رَجَعَ عَلَيْهِ سَهْمُهُ.

4. Do not resolve upon that in which you find no clear guidance.

3ـ لاتَعْزِمْ عَلى مالَمْ تَسْتَبِنِ الرُّشْدَ فيهِ.

5. There is no good in [making a] resolution without determination.1

4ـ لاخَيْرَ في عَزْم بِلا حَزْم.

  • 1. Or: There is no good in making a decision without prudence.