9 Mauritania Proverbs
- 1. A cutting word is worse than a bowstring; a cut may heal, but the cut of the tongue does not.
- 2. Before eating, open thy mouth.
- 3. He who begins a conversation, does not foresee the end.
- 4. He who loves money must labor.
- 5. He who wears too fine clothes, shall go about in rags.
- 6. Not all the flowers of a tree produce fruit.
- 7. One must talk little, and listen much.
- 8. Too large a morsel chokes the child.
- 9. Two eyes see better than one.