62 South African Proverbs
1. A chattering bird builds no nest.
2. A fool is a wise man's ladder.
3. A termite grows up in dry wood, and yet comes to maturity.
4. Abundance does not spread; famine does.
5. Almost is not eaten.
6. An Elder does not break wind in public, but in a latrine.
7. As great birds die the eggs rot.
8. Before you milk a cow tie it up.
9. Behold the iguana puffing itself out to make itself a man.
10. By pounding the dough the bread will rise.
11. Even the maid has a family.
12. He who has no intelligence is happy with it.
13. He. He. He. You begin with the meal before the water is boiling.
14. Hope does not kill; I shall live in hope of getting what I seek another day.
15. If he keeps on imitating everybody the monkey will one day cut his own throat.
16. If you are looking for a fly in your food it means that you are full.
17. If your buttocks burn, you know you have done wrong.
18. It is hunger that killed the man with many wives.
19. It is the snake that smells the rat.
20. Knowledge is like a lion; it cannot be gently embraced.