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Sayings of My People 2

Sayings of My People 2  ; Lower your head modestly while passing, and you will harvest bananas. No matter how full the river, it still wants to grow. Do not dispose of the monkey's tail before ...

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    Default Sayings of My People 2

    Lower your head modestly while passing, and you will harvest bananas.
    No matter how full the river, it still wants to grow.
    Do not dispose of the monkey's tail before he is dead.
    Love is like a baby: it needs to be treated tenderly.
    What is said over the dead lion's body could not be said to him alive.
    Children are the reward of life.
    The teeth are smiling, but is the heart?
    Great events may stem from words of no importance.
    Being well dressed does not prevent one from being poor.
    Little by little grow the bananas.
    You do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla.
    A little subtleness is better than a lot of force.
    A pretty basket does not prevent worries.
    Two birds disputed about a kernel, when a third swooped down and carried it off.
    The son shoots a leopard; the father is proud.
    Man is like palm-wine: when young, sweet but without strength; in old age, strong but harsh.
    When the bee comes to your house, let her have beer; you may want to visit the bee's house some day.
    No matter how long the night, the day is sure to come.
    He, who is free of faults, will never die.
    If you tell people to live together, you tell them to quarrel.

    When the moon is not full, the stars shine more brightly.
    He who hunts two rats, catches none.
    If you burn a house, can you conceal the smoke?
    A strawberry blossom will not sweeten dry bread.
    When the master is absent, the frogs hop into the house.
    He who is bitten by a snake fears a lizard.
    By trying often, the monkey learns to jump from the tree.
    The heart of the wise man lies quiet like limpid water.
    If you do not step on the dog's tail, he will not bite you.
    The cricket cries, the year changes.
    When the vine entwines your roof, it is time to cut it down.
    Thought breaks the heart.
    Knowledge is better than riches.
    He who asks questions, cannot avoid the answers
    Rain does not fall on one roof alone.
    The flood takes him in, and the ebb takes him out.
    A man's wealth may be superior to him.
    What is inflated too much, will burst into fragments.
    Restless feet may walk into a snake pit.
    To one who does not know, a small garden is a forest.

    When you are rich, you are hated; when you are poor, you are despised.
    What is bad luck for one man is good luck for another.
    He who cannot dance will say: "The drum is bad."
    Fire and gunpowder do not sleep together.
    No one tests the depth of a river with both feet
    It is no shame at all to work for money.
    Money is sharper than a sword.
    It is the fool's sheep that break loose twice.
    When a man is coming toward you, you need not say: "Come here."
    Even though the old man is strong and hearty, he will not live forever.
    When a king has good counselors, his reign is peaceful.
    By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed.

    A single bracelet does not jingle.
    The friends of our friends are our friends.
    Wood may remain ten years in the water, but it will never become a crocodile.
    Let him speak who has seen with his eyes.
    Those who are absent are always wrong.
    Ashanti, Ghana
    Rain beats a leopard's skin, but it does not wash out the spots.
    Wood already touched by fire is not hard to set alight.
    Only when you have crossed the river, can you say the crocodile has a lump on his snout.
    If you are in hiding, don't light a fire.
    One falsehood spoils a thousand truths.
    When a man is wealthy, he may wear an old cloth.
    Do not call the forest that shelters you a jungle.
    Hunger is felt by a slave and hunger is felt by a king.
    The moon moves slowly, but it crosses the town.
    The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people.
    The poor man and the rich man do not play together.
    There is no medicine to cure hatred.
    It is the calm and silent water that drowns a man.
    It's a bad child who does not take advice.
    When you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him.
    When a woman is hungry, she says, Roast something for the children that they may eat."

    He who pursues an innocent chicken always stumbles.

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    'kaduna nigerias.


    Thank you Adaeze. The human body is a selfish body because only its owner can scratch where it itches exactly.

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