Ethiopian Proverbs


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A good conversation is better than a good bed.

After the hyena has gone, the dog barks.

Do not hesitate or you will be left in between doing something, having something and being nothing.

He who has nothing to do, scatters and gathers.

If they speak, they are wind; if they are silent, they are gourds.

Move your neck according to the music.

Restless feet may walk into a snake pit.

The dog I bought, bit me; the fire I kindled, burned me.

The sky is so close for him who sits.

What one hopes for is always better than what one has.

Whether it rains or stops raining, the lentils have two eyes.

A good name is better than good perfume.

An eye and a friend are quickly hurt.

Don't blame God for creating the tiger -- instead, thank him for not giving it wings.

He who knows much does not speak much.

If you are going to go where corn grows, take a cutting tool with you.

No better witnesses than your own eyes.

Saying that it's for her child, she gets herself a loaf of bread.

The eye of the leopard is on the goat, and the eye of the goat is on the leaf.

The slimming of an elephant and the losses of a rich man are not noticeable.

When a fool is cursed, he thinks he is being praised.

While trying to pull down something from the antique she lost what she had under her armpit

A home without a woman is like a barn without cattle.

An overly modest man goes hungry.

Don't catch a leopard by the tail, but if you do, don't let it go.

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