Without knowing a person we must not hate him.
He who digs a pit for others must invariably fall into it.
Those who derive fun watching lunatics, ought to have one as a child or relation to know the pains of it.
A person on whose head lice are being removed, must be grateful.
By being grateful, a man makes himself deserving of yet another kindness.
When the laborer is praised, his cutlass begins to cut more keenly.
If men were now to turn their hostility towards the cat, it would not be long before the domestic cat becomes a wild animal.
If the owner of a calabash calls it a worthless calabash, others will join him to use it to pack rubbish.
Criticism is easy but it does not create.
If one imitates the upright, one becomes upright; if one imitates the crooked, one becomes crooked.
When a sickle is drawn, it in turn draws the tree to which it is hooked.
If a person who curses another is not better than the person he curses, a request is never made of him to rescind the curse.