2049 African Proverbs / Page 102
2021. You do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla.
2022. You do not verify from your mother the authenticity of what your grandmother has told you.
2023. You don't become an expert in five days.
2024. You don't give someone a goat for a gift and still hold on to the rope.
2025. You don't have to climb the palm wine tree to drink palm wine.
2026. You don't have to lie down at the spot where your enemy has thrown you.
2027. You don't have to tell the deaf that there is a stampede in the market.
2028. You don't punish a fish by throwing it in water.
2029. You get what you deserve.
2030. You have to heal the wound before it ignores the medicine.
2031. You may as well die fighting the enemy than live exploited and be persecuted by him.
2032. You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
2033. You may choose your friends but not your neighbours.
2034. You may say the cassava in your mouth is bitter, but it is only looking at the next one.
2035. You must judge a man by the work of his hands.
2036. You never know a line is zigzag until you put a straight line against it.
2037. You see this thing called blood there is nothing like it.
2038. You should know what's being cooked in the kitchen otherwise you might eat a forbidden food.
2039. You shouldn't leave your own fire ablaze to go and put out your neighbour's fire.
2040. You will never know the importance of the buttocks, until they develop a boil.