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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Proverbs

Proverbs

By Expotera
March 21, 2017

The man who speaks the truth is always at ease. — Persian Proverb

He who runs after fortune runs away from peace. — African Proverb

He who is unable to dance says that the yard is stony.
— Masai Proverb

He who wants a rose must respect the thorns. — Persian Proverb

We learn little from victory, much from defeat. — Japanese Proverb

Anger has no eyes. — Chinese Proverb

He that beats the drum for the mad man to dance is no better than the mad man himself. — African Proverb

Anger and madness are brothers. — African Proverb

Teeth do not see poverty. — Masai Proverb

Even the best cooking pot will not produce food. — African Proverb

Better little than too little. — Cameroonian Proverb

You can say anything to a man with a full stomach.
— Jamaican Proverb

A beggar on his feet is better than an emperor in his grave.
— French Proverb

If wishes were horses beggars might ride. — Russian Proverb

Better bread with water than cake with trouble. — Russian Proverb

At the end of the game the king and the pond go back into
the same box. — Italian Proverb

The night has ears. — Masai Proverb

Even a small star shines in the darkness. — Danish Proverb

However long the night the dawn will break. — African Proverb

This too shall pass. — Persian Proverb

It is crooked wood that shows the best sculptor. — African Proverb

If your only tool is a hammer, you will see every problem as a nail.
— Gambian Proverb

You cannot build a house for last year’s summer.
— Ethiopian Proverb

He who burns down his house knows why ashes cost a fortune.
— African Proverb

Do a good deed and throw it into the sea. — Egyptian Proverb

Slander by the stream will be heard by the frogs.
— Mozambican Proverb

A flea can trouble a lion more than a lion can trouble a flea.
— Kenyan Proverb

Even the lion, the king of the forest, protects himself against flies.
— Ghanaian Proverb

The young bird does not crow until it hears the old ones.
— Tswana Proverb

A bird that flies off the earth and lands on an anthill is still
on the ground. — Igbo Proverb

Birds sing not because they have answers but because they
have songs. — African Proverb

One who bathes willingly with cold water doesn’t feel the cold.
— Fipa Proverb

You cannot awake a person who is pretending to be alseep.
— Navajo Proverb

If you pick up one end of the stick you also pick up the other.
— Ethiopian Proverb

The tree often hides the forest. — French Proverb

When the roots of a tree begin to decay, it spreads death to
the branches. — Nigerian Proverb

If you cut your chains you free yourself, if you cut your roots
you die. — African Proverb

No matter how beautiful and well crafted a coffin might look,
it will not make anyone wish for death. — African Proverb

Where you will sit when you are old shows where you stood in
youth. — Yoruba Proverb

The death of an elderly man is like a burning library.
— Ivorian Proverb

The worlds of the elders do not lock all the doors; they leave
the right door open. — Zambian Proverb

Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it.
— Ewe Proverb

You cannot name a child that is not born. — African Proverb

The child you sired hasn’t sired you. — Somali Proverb

An orphaned calf licks its own back. — Kenyan Proverb

A beautiful thing is never perfect. — Egyptian Proverb

A child is a child of everyone. — Sudanese Proverb

When you show the moon to a child, it sees only your finger.
— Zambian Proverb

Be a mountain or lean on one. — Somali Proverb

We desire to bequeath two things to our children; the first one is
roots, the other one is wings. — Sudanese Proverb

When the grandmother's speak the earth will be healed.
— Hopi Proverb

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