281 Kikuyu Proverbs.
1. 'Kanywanjui' scratches its thigh.
2. A branch of 'mutundu' does not hinder the division of a field.
3. A cunning man likes the company of a fool.
4. A danger escaped is no guarantee for the future.
5. A fair daughter's father has no ears.
6. A good action reaps another.
7. A good friend is a treasure.
8. A good millstone does not meet a good miller.
9. A joke can break the earring.
10. A joke must not hit the belly.
11. A knife and a shaving-knife are alike.
12. A lame of heart is not a lame of leg; he cannot be recognized.
13. A little idleness causes the ruin of the beehive.
14. A little idleness lost a tilled field.
15. A little, contemptible path is sometimes the one that leads you to the highway.
16. A long lawsuit breeds poverty.
17. A man changing his abode is like a woman marrying.
18. A man is poor not because he scorns possessions, but because he possesses nothing.
19. A market can be spoilt by one woman.
20. A person will change his mind on something if left to sleep over it.