Laughter

Laughter-الضّحك

  1. The best [form of] laughter is a smile.

1ـ خَيْرُ الضِّحْكِ التَّبَسُّمُ.

  1. The excessive laughter of a man corrupts his dignity.

2ـ كَثْرَةُ ضِحْكِ الرَّجُلِ تُفْسِدُ وَقارَهُ.

  1. Excessive laughter alienates the companion and disgraces the leader.

3ـ كَثْرَةُ الضِّحْكِ تُوحِشُ الجَليسَ وتَشينُ الرَّئيسَ.

  1. One whose laughter increases, his reverence decreases.

4ـ مَنْ كَثُرَ ضِحْكُهُ قَلَّتْ هَيْبَتُهُ.

  1. One whose laughter increases, his heart dies.

5ـ مَنْ كَثُرَ ضِحْكُهُ ماتَ قَلْبُهُ.

  1. One whose laughs excessively is regarded as being low.

6ـ مَنْ كَثُرَ ضِحْكُهُ اُسْتُرْذِلَ.

  1. Do not show your teeth [in laughter] while you have done such shameful deeds.

7ـ لاتُبْدِعَنْ واضِحَة، وَقَدْ فَعَلْتَ الأُمُورَ الفاضِحَةَ.

  1. Never laugh too much such that your reverence is lost; and do not joke [too much] thereby [resulting in your] being taken lightly.

8ـ لا تُكْثِرَنَّ الضِّحْكَ، فَتَذْهَبَ هَيْبَتُكَ، ولا المُزاحَ

فَيُسْتَخَفَّ بِكَ.