Tuesday, 26 April 2016

THE SAYINGS OF OUR ELDERS

*The wind does not break a tree that bends.

*Words are like eggs : when they are hatched, they have wings.

*A wise man who knows proverbs; reconciles difficulties.

*If you damage the character of another, you damage your own.

*No one tests the depth of a river with both feet.
*A chattering bird builds no nest.

*We will water the thorn for the sake of the rose.

*If your mouth turns into a knife, it will cut off your lips.

*The man who has bread to eat does not appreciate the severity of a famine.

*When you change king, you change customs.

*The most dangerous thing a man needs is a woman.

*By getting angry shows that you are wrong.

*Do not call the forest that shelters you a jungle.

*Wealth is like hair in the nose: it hurts to be separated whether from a little or from a lot.

*Copying everyone else all the time, the monkey one day cut his throat.

*There is always a better man for every good man.

*When the cock is drunk, he forgets about the hawk.

*When one is in love, a cliff becomes a meadow.

*Knowledge is like a garden: if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.

*The rain does not recognize anyone as a friend; it drenches all equally.

*After a foolish deed comes remorse.

•Copyrights: © Olalekan Oduntan 2016

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