38 Zambian Proverbs
1. A belching toad portends rain.
2. A fat woman warms even the coldest the night.
3. A man with a cross eye shall be put to the torch.
4. A monkey that pilfers from a widow's larder must not be admonished.
5. A riddle made by God has no solution.
6. A strong bull is seen by it's scars.
7. A tender bamboo cannot be eagerly desired for building.
8. A wild dog is best eaten when clubbed to death.
9. A woman without teeth shall be left to the lions.
10. An old poacher makes the best gamekeeper.
11. Beat your wife regularly; if you don't know why, she will.
12. Do not look at a visitor's face but at his stomach.
13. He who has a fever is not shown to the fire.
14. He who listened to the woman suffered famine at harvest time.
15. He who paddles two canoes, sinks.
16. I am because we are; we are because I am.
17. If you are ugly, learn how to dance.
18. If you have no teeth, do not break the clay cooking pot.
19. It is better to walk than curse the road.
20. It is inevitable that two thighs will rub against each other.