When the teeth develops toothache the mouth must chew with caution – Nigerian proverb

When the desirable is unavailable the available becomes desirable – Nigerian proverb

If you say you can’t do it, don’t disrupt the one who wants to do it – Chinese proverb

Ashes fall on those who throw them – (If you plan evil for your neighbour evil befalls you too)

Talking doesn’t fill the basket in the farm – (Success requires planning and hard work.)

Don’t insult the crocodile until you cross the water. – (Be careful about criticizing others.)

Only a knife knows what the inside of a coco-yam looks like. – (Those who investigate and research something understand the subject.)

A big blanket encourages sleeping in the morning. – (Luxury encourages Idleness. If you have worked hard and made wise choices, you will find contentment.)

A bird that is eating guinea-corn keeps quiet. – (Someone going about his regular business will not create a disturbance. Dedicate yourself to a task.)

Rats don’t dance in the cat’s doorway. – (Don’t invite trouble.)

3 Responses to “PROVERBS”


  1. 1 Beinpuo Ernest July 2, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Very interesting and off course thought provoking proverbs there. I enjoyed reading them.

  2. 3 Samiksha April 16, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Nicely Done
    Amazingly Cool


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