Browse Dozens of Proverbs
- "A chick that will grow into a cock can be spotted the very day it hatches."
- "A child's fingers are not scalded by a piece of hot yam which his mother puts into his palm."
- " A donkey knows no gratitude. "
- "A man who pays respect to the great paves the way for his own greatness."
- "A proud heart can survive a general failure because such a failure does not prick its pride."
- "An old woman is always uneasy when dry bones are mentioned in a proverb."
- "As the dog said, 'If I fall down for you and you fall down for me, it is playing.'"
- " Do not tell the man carrying you that he stinks. "
- "If a child washes his hands he could eat with kings."
- "If you don't stand for something, you will fall for something."
- "Instruction in youth is like engraving in stones. "
- " One cannot both feast and become rich. "
- "People should not talk while they are eating or pepper may go down the wrong way."
- "The lizard that jumped from the high iroko tree to the ground said he would praise himself if no one else did."
- "The mouth which eats does not talk."
- " The pillar of the world is hope. "
- " The poor man and the rich man do not play together. "
- "The sun will shine on those who stand before it shines on those who kneel under them."
- "Those whose palm-kernels were cracked for them by a benevolent spirit should not forget to be humble."
- "When a man says yes, his chi (personal god) says yes also."
- "When the moon is shining the cripple becomes hungry for a walk."
- " Where the rooster crows there is a village. "
- "You can tell a ripe corn by its look."
- "You must judge a man by the work of his hands."
- " You suffer from smoke produced by the firewood you fetched yourself. "
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