Nigerian Proverbs

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The king who shuts his eyes during famine in the land will soon see ancestors

The man who remembers others, remembers also his creator.

Our examples are like seeds on a windy day, they spread far and wide.

Sickness is like rain. Does the rain fall on one roof alone? No. Does it fall on one body and not on another? No. Whoever the rain sees, on him it rains. Does it not?

The animal that is careful lives long in the forest.

The cricket is never blinded by the sand of its burrowing.

The dying man is not saved by medicine.

The fowl perspires, but the feathers do not allow us to see the perspiration.

The king?s ambassador is without sin.

The mangrove dwells in the river, but does that make it a crocodile?

Ours is ours, but mine is mine.

Since he has no eyes, he says that eyes smell bad.

The apparel of the person who promises clothing me will testify.

The crocodile does not die under the water so that we can call the monkey to celebrate its funeral.

The earth moves at different speeds depending on who you are.

The frog does not jump in the daytime without reason.

The leech that does not let go even when it is filled, dies on the dry land.

The mind is like a bag; everyone has one.

Overabundance is not far from want.

Sinews and big muscles do not make a farmer.

The bath water that threatens to drown a person, let wait and watch.

The crocodile drinks from the same river as the centipede.

The elders of a community are the voice of God.

The glow-works light the nights, but more so the night that their mother prepares porridge.

The left washing the right and vice-visa makes the palms clean.

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