Haitian Proverbs (23)

Conspiracy is stronger than witchcraft.

Poor people entertain with the heart.

Let him who wishes to hatch sit on his own eggs.

It is when the wind is blowing that
we see the skin of the fowl.

The robber does not desire a comrade
to carry his knapsack for him.

It is the frog's own tongue that betrays him.

The dog has four feet, but he does
not walk with them in four roads.

The snake that wishes to live does
not travel on the highway.

Till you are across the river, beware how
you insult the mother alligator.

The cockroach never wins its cause
when the chicken is judge.

The same stick that beats the black dog may beat the white one.

If the lizard were good to eat, it would not be so common.

He who advises you to buy a horse with a
big belly will not help you feed him.

The dog knows how to eat bones.

The ox is never weary of carrying his horns.

Hang your knapsack where you can reach it.

The bitch will never bite its pups to the bone.

Everyone knows what is boiling in his own pot.

A single finger cannot catch fleas.

Hunger will make a monkey eat pepper.

All food is good to eat, but all words are not fit to speak.

The dog knows how to eat bones.

The dog has four feet, but he does not
walk with them in four roads.

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