Nigerian Proverbs

Nigerian
Proverbs

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Preparing cocoyams for planting does not mean that they are already planted.

Someone else?s legs are no good to you when you?re traveling.

The bird flies high but always returns to earth.

The cry of the hyena and the loss of the goat are one.

The elephant?s tracks cover the camel?s tracks.

The good ruler who stands for the people becomes a victim too soon. And bad rulers, like bad sauce, stay longer!

The lion's power lies in our fear of him.

The one being carried does not realize how far away the town is.

Profit is profit even in Mecca.

Someone else?s legs do you no good in traveling.

The bird that remembers its flockmates, never missed the way.

The day on which one starts out is not the time to start one?s preparations.

The elephant's track treads out the camel's.

The head could not have got to where it is now if it did not give.

The little puppy said: ?If I fall down and roll over for you, and you fall down and roll over for me, then we are playing. However, if I fall down and roll over for you, but you do not fall down and roll over for me, then that?s a fight.?

The one-eyed man thanks God only when he sees a man blind in both eyes.

Proverbs are the horses of words and words are that of proverbs: when words are lost, it is proverbs that we use to find them.

Someone else's legs are no good to you when you're travelling.

The blind say that eyes have no sense of smell.

The day the partridge meets the lord of the farm, it jumps into the bush with its back or it drops dead.

The eye is not harmed by sleep.

The head of your neighbor is a kingdom and his heart a wood.

The lizard says that he knows the condition of his underbelly.?The reason he has it pressed against the ground.

The one-eyed man thanks God only when he sees a man who is totally blind.

Proverbs are the palm oil with which words are eaten.

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