Wednesday, 27 April 2016

THE SAYINGS OF OUR ELDERS

*If you are building a house and a nail breaks, do you stop building or do you change the nail?
*Do not tell the man who is carrying you that he stinks.
*To be without a friend is to be poor indeed.
*Every camel was once upon a time two years old.
*It takes a whole village to raise a child.
*It is better to refuse than to accept and not go.
*Rain beats a leopard's skin, but it does not wash out the spots.
*To engage in conflict, one does not bring a knife that cuts but a needle that sews.
*Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.
*Sickness accompanies a waning moon; a new moon cures disease.
*He who asks questions cannot avoid the answers.
*When your neighbor is wrong you point a finger, but when you are wrong you hide.
*Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree.
*One camel does not make fun of the other camel's hump.
*Always be in a hurry does not prevent death, neither does going slowly prevents living.
*The death of an elderly man is like a burning library.
*Hope is the pillars of the world.
*Birth is the only remedy against death.
*Talking with one another is loving one another.
*A little rain everyday will fill the rivers to overflowing.
*Good millet is known at the harvest.
*Earth is the queen of beds.
*A friend is someone you share the path with.

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