130 Malagasy Proverbs / Page 7
121. Words are like eggs: when they are hatched they have wings.
122. Words are like eggs: when they are hatched they have wings.
123. Words are like newly hatched eggs: they already have wings.
124. Words are like the spider's web: a shelter for the clever ones and a trap for the not-so-clever.
125. Words go further than bullets.
126. You can catch a cricket in your hand but its song is all over the field.
127. You can't blame the axe for the noise made by the chicken you are about to slaughter.
128. You can't catch a louse with one finger.
129. You may well have caught a bird, but have you a fire to roast it on?
130. You think you are strong like the corn plant, yet the bean vine is already choking you.