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Swahili Proverbs


A distant fire does not burn.

A fly does not mind dying in coconut cream.

A letter from the heart can be read on the face.

Accidents will happen.

Aiming isn’t hitting.

Bribery is the enemy of justice.

Death is blind.

Don’t plant a seed in the sea.

Haste does not result in prosperity.

Haste has no blessing.

Haste is from the Devil.

Haste makes waste and waste makes want.

If the hyena eats the sick man, he will eat the whole one.

If you destroy a bridge, be sure you can swim.

The path of a liar is short.

The sick man is the garden of the physicians.

There are three things which if one does not know; one cannot live long in the world: what is too much for one, what is too little for one, and what is just right for one.

To a physician a sick man is a garden.

Two crocodiles cannot agree.

Source: proverbatim.com

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