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Sudanese Proverbs

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A big chair does not make a king.

A dog cannot carry its puppies on its back.

A little shrub may grow into a tree.

A termite can do nothing to a stone save lick it.

A young crocodile does not cry when he falls in the water.

Don’t cough in a hiding place.

Ebb does not follow ebb -- flood is in between.

Eggs and iron must not be in the same bag.

Even the sharpest ear cannot hear an ant singing.

If a dog bites you and you don’t bite him back, it will say that you have no teeth.

If you are wearing shoes, you don’t fear the thorns.

It is sad when the elephant dies, but the whole tribe can feed on it.

Let rats shoot arrows at each other.

The hand suffers at work, but the mouth still must eat.

The poor are excused from washing with soap.

The soup would be none the worse for more meat.

When the monkey can’t reach the ripe banana with his hand, he says it is not sweet.

Source: proverbatim.com

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