Category Archive: Proverbs

Igbo Proverbs

A baby on its mother’s back doesn’t know the journey is long. A bad habit that lasts more than a year may turn into a custom. A bird that flies off the earth and lands on an anthill is still on the ground. A calm spirit will enable a man to survive even a six-month …

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Yoruba Proverbs

A great affair covers up a small matter. A man with a cough cannot conceal himself. A man’s first wife never complains of neglect from the penis, the first morsel never complains of insufficient sauce. A proverb is the horse that can carry one swiftly to the discovery of ideas. A stammerer would eventually say …

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Tuareg Proverbs

Better to walk without knowing where than to sit doing nothing. Houses are the graves of the living. In life, it is always possible to reach agreement in the end. It is better to see for oneself than to be informed by a third person. Luxury begins the day a man starts wearing shoes. Men …

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Nupe Proverbs

To trouble me is better than to forget me. Share and Enjoy:

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More Nigerian Proverbs

A man who lives on the bank of a river does not use spittle to wash his hands. A person is a guest for one or two days, but becomes an intruder on the third. A bag that says it will not take more, and a traditional doctor who says he would not leave anything …

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