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79 Igbo Proverbs.



1. A bad habit that lasts more than a year may turn into a custom.. Igbo Proverb. A bad habit that lasts more than a year may turn into a custom.

2. A calm spirit will enable a man to survive even a six-month jail sentence.. Igbo Proverb. A calm spirit will enable a man to survive even a six-month jail sentence.

3. A guest mourner does not wail as though his heart is broken.. Igbo Proverb. A guest mourner does not wail as though his heart is broken.

4. A guest should not cause his host's demise. When the guest is ready to leave, his host should not have given him a hunch-back.. Igbo Proverb. A guest should not cause his host's demise. When the guest is ready to leave, his host should not have given him a hunch-back.

5. A man has the same last name as his brother.. Igbo Proverb. A man has the same last name as his brother.

6. A man who believes that he can do everything, let him dig a grave and bury himself.. Igbo Proverb. A man who believes that he can do everything, let him dig a grave and bury himself.

7. A man who rushes into battle does not realize that battle entails death.. Igbo Proverb. A man who rushes into battle does not realize that battle entails death.

8. A man who shoots his arrows as he makes them does not realize when he has shot a whole sheaf.. Igbo Proverb. A man who shoots his arrows as he makes them does not realize when he has shot a whole sheaf.

9. A man with a missing tooth does not eat ugiri with relish.. Igbo Proverb. A man with a missing tooth does not eat ugiri with relish.

10. A palm tree climber is not expected to tell everything he sees from up above.. Igbo Proverb. A palm tree climber is not expected to tell everything he sees from up above.

11. A person can never run so fast as to run away from his backside.. Igbo Proverb. A person can never run so fast as to run away from his backside.

12. A person who arrives at a feast when the cooked meat is being pulled out of the pot does not know what was endured by others to catch and cook it.. Igbo Proverb. A person who arrives at a feast when the cooked meat is being pulled out of the pot does not know what was endured by others to catch and cook it.

13. A person who chases a chicken is due a fall. The chicken is a master of the dodged escaped.. Igbo Proverb. A person who chases a chicken is due a fall. The chicken is a master of the dodged escaped.

14. A person who happens by a neighbor's house at dinner time, and is invited to join the meal, does not swallow such large morsels as to break the string of pearls around his neck.. Igbo Proverb. A person who happens by a neighbor's house at dinner time, and is invited to join the meal, does not swallow such large morsels as to break the string of pearls around his neck.

15. A person who is being carried to the market does not realize that the way is long.. Igbo Proverb. A person who is being carried to the market does not realize that the way is long.

16. A person who underneath the tall palm tree is best positioned to tell on which side the ripe head is.. Igbo Proverb. A person who underneath the tall palm tree is best positioned to tell on which side the ripe head is.

17. A person who uses the world as his carrying pad will find himself carrying his load on his bare head.. Igbo Proverb. A person who uses the world as his carrying pad will find himself carrying his load on his bare head.

18. A pot trader whose fortunes are all invested in her clay pots isn't much of a merchant.. Igbo Proverb. A pot trader whose fortunes are all invested in her clay pots isn't much of a merchant.

19. A servant serves a king, he serves the king well; a servant serves two kings, he is true to one.. Igbo Proverb. A servant serves a king, he serves the king well; a servant serves two kings, he is true to one.

20. A slave boy is blamed no matter what he does: If he does not wash his hands, he is accused of being dirty. If he washes his hands, he is accused of wasting water.. Igbo Proverb. A slave boy is blamed no matter what he does: If he does not wash his hands, he is accused of being dirty. If he washes his hands, he is accused of wasting water.

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