61 Yoruba Proverbs
1. 'i nearly killed the bird.' no one can eat 'nearly' in a stew.
2. A great affair covers up a small matter.
3. A man with a cough cannot conceal himself.
4. A proverb is the horse that can carry one swiftly to the discovery of ideas.
5. A stammerer would eventually say father.
6. After we fry the fat, we see what is left.
7. Anyone who sees beauty and does not look at it will soon be poor.
8. As long as there are lice in the seams of the garment there must be bloodstains on the fingernails.
9. As there is guilt in innocence, there is innocence in guilt.
10. Ashes always fly back in the face of him who throws them.
11. Because friendship is pleasant, we partake of our friend's entertainment; not because we have not enough to eat in our own house.
12. Covetousness is the father of unfulfilled desires.
13. Diseased genitals must keep to themselves.
14. Fear a silent man. He has lips like a drum.
15. For no man could be blessed without the acceptance of his own head.
16. Gossips always suspect that others are talking about them.
17. He who eats well speaks well or it is a question of insanity.
18. He who throws a stone in the market will hit his relative.
19. If something that was going to chop off your head only knocked off your cap, you should be grateful.
20. If we stand tall it is because we stand on the backs of those who came before us.