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.