A Collection of Wisdom: Proverbs

Nigerian Proverbs

The man that wonít marry a woman with other admirers wonít marry a woman at all.

Rain does not make friends with anybodyóit falls on any person it meets outside.

You canít use your hand to force the sun to set.

Black goats must be caught early, before it gets dark.

No matter how dark it is, the hand always knows the way to the mouth.

The mouth that eats pepper is the one that the pepper influences.

Being happy in oneís home is better than being a chief.

You know who you love, but you canít know who loves you.

What is sensible today may be derangement at another time.

Until lions have their own historians, accounts of the hunt will always celebrate the hunter.

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