Proverbs and old sayings, page 362

13126 proverbs and old sayings

If the first goat goes lame, those that follow will not reach the pasture.

Proverbs and old sayings

It is always the potato of another family's boy that extinguishes the fire.

Proverbs and old sayings about family, fire, fire brigade

No war has been fought by men carrying a calabash of 'njohi' but of 'ucuru'.

Proverbs and old sayings about war, man

The goats pasture with bells hanging from their necks in order not to stray.

Proverbs and old sayings about order

The man who has no impurity will be helped even by peels he sees on the road.

Proverbs and old sayings about man

The vulture perches on the trees because it does not feel sure on the groung.

Proverbs and old sayings

You can take a monkey out of the bush, but you cant take the bush of a monkey.

Proverbs and old sayings

A man is poor not because he scorns possessions, but because he possesses nothing.

Proverbs and old sayings about nothing, man

There is no location which discusses its affairs in the same way as the other does.

Proverbs and old sayings

The goat slaughtered for a man who is sick now, finds another who ws sick long before.

Proverbs and old sayings about man

A stupid turtle-dove is sometimes surprised by night for wanting one more grain of castor-oil plant.

Proverbs and old sayings about night

Dont give away anything and then take it back, or the person you gave it to will set a cat boil for you.

Proverbs and old sayings about people

In every family where there is a son, the head of an ox, goat or ram is cooked to be eaten by him with his friends.

Proverbs and old sayings about family, heads

The jaws have nothing to chew if the feet do not walk.

Proverbs and old sayings about nothing

There is no hiding place on the water surface.

Proverbs and old sayings about water

A mother is like a kernel, crushed by problems but strong enough to overcome them.

Proverbs and old sayings about problems, mother

Goodness shouts. Evil whispers.

Proverbs and old sayings

If you are happy you can always learn to dance.

Proverbs and old sayings about dance, happiness

We have no art. We do everything as well as we can.

Proverbs and old sayings about art, magic

Skill is only a rumour, until it reaches the muscle.

Proverbs and old sayings