Nigerian Proverbs


Author Quotes

Rain does not make friends with anybody -- it falls on any person it meets outside.

Stream said that it is because it has nobody to direct it that? it goes in a zigzag way.

The bottom of wealth is sometimes a dirty thing to behold.

The death that will kill a man begins as an appetite.

The eyes know the food will fill the belly.

The horns cannot be too heavy for the head of the cow that must bear them.

The lizard that jumped from the high iroko tree said he would praise himself if no one else did.

The owl is the wisest of all birds because the more it sees, the less it talks.

Rat no dey born rabbit.

Stupidity is the lover of ignorance.

The cane that was used to beat the first wife is on the roof top for the second wife.

The disobedient fowl obeys in a pot of soup.

The family is like the forest. If you are outside, it is dense; if you are inside, you see that each tree has its own position.

The house roof fights the rain, but he who is sheltered ignores it.

The lizard would like to stand erect, but his tail will not permit him.

The ox will die but its harness remains.

Rather than tell a lie to help a friend, it is better to assist him in paying the fine for his offense.

Success is 10% ability, and 90% sweat.

The child of an elephant will not be a dwarf. [Like father, like son]

The dog said that it is better to walk behind those who have had a lot to eat, because if something doesn?t come out of them one way, it is bound to come out of them another way.

The fire covers itself with ashes on burnt out; the plantain replaces itself with suckers: it is

The house sweeper?s buttock is never at one direction.

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

The piglet has the same type of snout as her mother.

Other people?s wisdom prevents the king from being called a fool.

Author Picture
First Name
Last Name