Kenyan Proverbs


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When you take a knife away from a child, give him a piece of wood instead.

You may laugh at a friend's roof; don't laugh at his sleeping accommodation.

What's too hard for a man must be worth looking into.

When the figs are ripe all the birds want to eat.

We have not inherited this land from our ancestors; rather we have borrowed it from our children.

Try this bracelet: if it fits you wear it; but if it hurts you, throw it away no matter how much it sparkles.

Virtue is better than wealth.

Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It is loaned to you by your children.

Thunder is not yet rain.

The water of the river flows on without waiting for the thirsty man.

There is no cure that does not have its price.

There is no phrase that doesn't have a double meaning.

The day before yesterday and yesterday are not the same as today.

The enemy you know is better than the one you do not know.

Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.

Talking with one another is loving one another.

Seeing is different from being told.

Soon found, soon lost.

Only believe a woman one day later.

Only scratch where you can reach.

Peace is costly, but it is worth the expense.

One finger alone cannot even kill a louse.

Old age devours your youth.

Once you have been tossed by a buffalo, a black ox looks like a buffalo.

Nobody walks with another man's gait.

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