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Haitian Proverbs

A stumble is not a fall.
An empty sack cannot stand up.
Beat the dog; wait for its master.
Beyond the mountain is another mountain.
Children aren't dogs; adults aren't gods.
Children have wide ears and long tongues.
Children learn to creep ere they can learn to go.
If someone sweats for you, you change his shirt.
If work were good for you, the rich would leave none for the poor.
If ye do wrong, make amends.
If you want your eggs hatched, sit on them yourself.
Ignorance doesn't kill you, but it does make you sweat a lot.
Poor people entertain with the heart.
The child of a tiger is a tiger.
The child says nothing, but what it heard by the fire.
The crab that walks too far falls into the pot.
The donkey sweats so the horse can be decorated with lace.
The goat which has many owners will be left to die in the sun.
The pencil of God has no eraser.
When the cat's stomach is full, the rat's back is bitter.
When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.

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