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62 Yoruba Proverbs

  • 1. 'i nearly killed the bird.' no one can eat 'nearly' in a stew. 'i nearly killed the bird.' no one can eat 'nearly' in a stew.. Yoruba Proverb.
  • 2. A great affair covers up a small matter. A great affair covers up a small matter.. Yoruba Proverb.
  • 3. A man with a cough cannot conceal himself. A man with a cough cannot conceal himself.. Yoruba Proverb.
  • 4. A man's first wife never complains of neglect from the penis, the first morsel never complains of insufficient sauce. A man's first wife never complains of neglect from the penis, the first morsel never complains of insufficient sauce.. Yoruba Proverb.
  • 5. A proverb is the horse that can carry one swiftly to the discovery of ideas. A proverb is the horse that can carry one swiftly to the discovery of ideas.. Yoruba Proverb.
  • 6. A stammerer would eventually say father. A stammerer would eventually say father.. Yoruba Proverb.
  • 7. After we fry the fat, we see what is left. After we fry the fat, we see what is left.. Yoruba Proverb.
  • 8. Anyone who sees beauty and does not look at it will soon be poor. Anyone who sees beauty and does not look at it will soon be poor.. Yoruba Proverb.
  • 9. As long as there are lice in the seams of the garment there must be bloodstains on the fingernails. As long as there are lice in the seams of the garment there must be bloodstains on the fingernails.. Yoruba Proverb.
  • 10. As there is guilt in innocence, there is innocence in guilt. As there is guilt in innocence, there is innocence in guilt.. Yoruba Proverb.
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