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Somali Proverbs


A brave man is scared of a lion three times: first when he sees the tracks; second when he hears the first roar; and third when they are face to face.

A brother is like one’s shoulder.

A coward is full of precaution.

A thief is always under suspicion.

Do not walk into a snake pit with your eyes open.

He who does not shave you does not cut you.

In the ocean, one does not need to sow water.

One cannot count on riches.

Poverty is slavery.

The fowl digs out the blade that kills it.

To be without a friend is to be poor indeed.

Water and milk do not mix.

Where I make a living, there is my home.

Wisdom does not come overnight.

Source: proverbatim.com

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