Proverbs from my land

These are proverbs and statements for meditation.There are proverbs from the forest, proverbs from the savannah and proverbs from my grandfather.

Proverbs from the forest

- Who can beat drums and dance too?

- To make gift is to save for rainy days.

-The cock which says: "I will sing tomorrow", will never sing.

-The stingy man does harm to two persons: to the one who holds out his hand and to himslelf.

-Don't share the rabbit when it is still in its hole.

-The first step is always difficult; the second is easier.

-The crowbars of the crab sometimes kill the crab itself.

-The mad men don't hate themselves.

The antelope died from hunger telling:" tomorrow I will eat at my friend's home".

- There is always dust in the meal cooked by children.

Proverbs from the savannah

- Who works in the sun will eat in the shade.

- In the kigdom of the blindmen , the one-eyed is king.

-Bitten by a snake, I am afraid of a rope.

- Empty cans make the most noise.

- As a rich man you only need a day to become poor but as a poor man you need more than ten years to become rich.

- The antelope is not the daughter of the elephant.

- Don't do to your nephew the insult that you don't want your uncle do to you.

-The hen which has chicks always looks back while walking.

- Who tells you :" buy this horse", will never help you to feed it.

Proverbs and statements from my grandfather

-Shame to the man who did less than his father.

- A child can't make a woman be pregnant.

- Beautiful women can lead men either in paradise or in hell.

- No matter how long the trunk of a tree remains in the river, it never become crocodile.

- Old pots prepare the best dishes.

-There are only three events in a man's life: birth,life and death.

-Those who make no errors are those who do nothing.

- If you follow thousand roads, you'll get lost.


 

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Mit Kroy 6 years ago from Georgia,USA

There are some good sayings in here!


adamsey 6 years ago

Thanks Mit Kroy


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jacobkuttyta 6 years ago from Delhi, India

Thanks for the interesting buh.


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adamsey 6 years ago from Niamey(Niger) Author

Thanks Jacobkuttyta

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