Nigerian Proverbs

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Without knowing a way thoroughly at day time, never attempt to pass it at night.

You may be clever but you can never lose your shadow.

Without retaliation, evils would one day become extinct from the world.

Your own rags are better than another's gown.

Words are sweet but they can never replace food.

You can tell a ripe corn by its look.

You can?t jump from one tree to another but you can from one man to another.

You can?t use your hand to force the sun to set.

Wherever something stands, another thing stands beside it.

You cannot compare the living with the dead.

Whether it was the tenant who seduced the landlord?s wife, or the landlord who seduced the tenant?s wife, it is the tenant who would leave the house.

You cannot divorce a woman and still be admiring her waistline.

Whichever son is able should bury his father. The first son did not kill him.

You cannot roast corn with two eyes.

While the wooden idols are tormenting me, the termites are tormenting them.

You cannot run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.

Who says the oasis in the desert is happy because of its hidden spring of water?

You cannot uproot the tree that has been planted by the gods.

Whoever is patient with a cowrie shell will one day have thousands of them.

You can't jump from one tree to another but you can from one man to another.

Whoever says ?let?s fight? does not know who will be victorious.

You can't use your hand to force the sun to set.

With a little seed of imagination you can grow a field full of hope

You do not look for a black sheep at night.

Without History, No Life.

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