Swahili Proverbs


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Water flows down the valley does not climb the hill.

What the heart loves is a cure for the soul.

When evil enters the door, goodness escapes through the window.

When your Companion is being shaved, put water.

There is no bad patience.

To be loved is not through a love potion but through your good luck.

Truth should be in love and love in truth.

Water follows current. i.e., swim with current.

What the heart loves is what it wants.

When it rains, the one inside does not worry.

When your neighbor's house is on fire, take care of your own.

There is no special place for wickedness; Oh Lord, save me from their evil plots.

To bestow love on somebody who does not love you is like rain falling on the uninhabited wilds. A waste of energy.

Try and you'll see [know].

Water in a coconut shell is like an ocean to an ant.

What you do not see, you can remember in your heart.

When someone is loved that person should love in response.

There is weeping when separated, there is quarreling when together.

To every child his own neck ornament.

Try to laugh about people's selfishness.

Wax is not honey; 'I had them' (i.e. cattle) is not herding.

Whatever you do, do it well.

When the cat goes away, mice reign.

There where is trouble put money.

To fry a person in his/her own fat.

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