The hand suffers at work, but the mouth still must eat.
Even if a log lies in the water for a long time, it does not become a crocodile.
A little shrub may grow into a tree.
You can't feed your donkey only when you need to ride it.
A child is a child of everyone.
Eggs and iron must not be in the same bag.
It is sad when the elephant dies, but the whole tribe can feed on it.
If our feet leave the earth we no longer live in peace.
Even the sharpest ear cannot hear an ant singing.
We desire to bequest two things to our children--the first one is roots; the other one is wings.
A stranger does not share the monkey.
Empty stomachs have no ears.
If you are wearing shoes, you don't fear the thorns.
The poor are excused from washing with soap.
A young crocodile does not cry when he falls in the water.
Let rats shoot arrows at each other.
A big chair does not make a king.
They have taken the cow by the horns in order to milk it better.
That which does the cultivating is in the stomach.
A dog cannot carry its puppies on its back.
Someone who is pointing his finger to another person is not always aware that the four remaining fingers are pointing in his direction.
Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fatted ox where there is hatred.
If you do something wrong to me, I forgive you. But I know that someday God will make you hit the son of a chief on the head. Then the chief will punish you.
The soup would be none the worse for more meat.
Not all the trees in the forest make good firewood.
Our wasted days are the days we never laugh.
Love for something makes a man blind and deaf.
If a dog bites you and you don't bite him back, it will say that you have no teeth.
A termite can do nothing to a stone save lick it.
If Nakedness promises you a piece of cloth, ask him his name.
No one likes to eat crumbs from a feast; everyone likes to sit at the table.
Ebb does not follow ebb -- flood is in between.
When the monkey can't reach the ripe banana with his hand, he says it is not sweet.
When Allah made Sudan, he laughed.
When a hen is brooding, another hen cannot sit on her eggs.