A bone does not bring itself, it is people that bring it.
A case is not to be decided from one mouth.
A child one does not instruct on return, one instructs him when going.
The owner of the skin is the one to tan it.
Your friend, one doesn't stare at his forehead, one stares at his stomach.
Even if your bee-hive has no honey in it, you shouldn't break it up.
A kingdom's strength is in mutual honor.
A dead man does not know where his grave is.
A good deed will make a good neighbor.
A stick one bends while it is still green.
A thief does not like to be robbed.
A woman's clothes are the price her husband pays for peace.
Adjoining houses always burn.
Away from home the girl picks forbidden fruit.
Cunning comes to an end, what remains is folly.
Cut of the sick part while it is still small.
Days are many, what is one is life.
Days cannot be tied in a bundle.
Earth is like a prison: we all go in through the same door, but we stay in different cells.
Hunger has no friend.
It is better to have no law than not enforcing it.
It is the grass that knows where the snake goes.
Just one by one white hairs have come, and thus have they grown.
Mother carry me, and I tomorrow will carry you.
Mr. Not-present was the brave man.
No man can paddle two canoes at the same time.
One doesn't follow a wild beast into its lair.
One mouth doesn't taste the beer.
Only heaven can see the back of a sparrow.
You take a bull by the horns and a man by his words.
You do not teach a giraffe to run.
Work is good provided you do not forget to live.
Words in conversation are like beans, one breaks them off where they are ripe.
Who suffers from diarrhea, is not afraid of the dark.
Whenever I work hard for other people, I always sleep on an empty stomach.
When there is on a red-hot hoe, it is not grasped.
What one won't eat by itself, one will eat when mixed with other food.
What nature gives us is not refused.
We celebrated at the wax door, and all the time the honeycomb was empty within.
Visitors' footfalls are like medicine; they heal the sick.
There are forty kinds of lunacy, but only one kind of common sense.
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