Swahili Proverbs


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Where there are many, nothing goes wrong.

Work for the unbeliever to obtain your goal. Overcome your antipathy towards a task or person in order to get the thing you need or want.

You get it. You do it.

Your companion's burden is a load of kapok.

Where there are old people, nothing goes wrong.

Work is an obedient child, sleeping hungry is one's choice.

You have not line nor rope: with what [do you think] to land a sea-monster? Said of somebody who undertakes an impossible task.

Your love for me, your attentions, will kill me, so no need to look for poison.

The way of a liar is short (i.e. he soon comes to grief).

This is said of somebody one does not really like, but cannot get rid of.

To stop a running fire start a fire moving against it. To stop an insulting person a similar person is needed: Oppose cruelty with cruelty.

Used of people who make many plans after which they are content to sit back as though they had attained their aspirations.

What is loved is music for the heart.

When a person loves (a garment), she'll sew it, if she does not like it, she'll tear it (even if new).

When you are seized, hold on yourself.

The way you raise a child is what he/she will grow to be.

This means that if your relative errs, you should help so that that person may avoid any recurrence of the mishap.

To stumble is not falling down but it is to go forward.

Victory makes a man popular, and to fall in love means to be conquered.

What is not eaten by a man, let the devil eat it.

When a plate is covered, its contents are hidden.

When you get (something) be thankful and when you miss (something) do not blaspheme.

The wind removes much but brings very little. It doesn't take you to your destination.

Throw saddening stuff to God, not to your fellow human being.

Today is today who says tomorrow is a liar.

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