Swahili Proverbs (101-149)

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The wealth which enslaves the owner is not wealth.

He who walks in silence quarrels with nobody.

The journey of the masters is like a wedding feast for the servants.

A boat doesn't go forward if each one is rowing his own way.

Bribe is the enemy of justice.

Get the clay while it is still wet.

The world has no secrets.

The stick in the hand is the one that kills the snake.

Without a second person a quarrel cannot start.

The stomach knows no day of rest.

A false story has seven endings.

When the cat goes away, mice reign.

Do not throw away your copper for the sake of gold's glitter.

Begin with patience, end with pleasure.

A rope that is not at hand does not bind firewood.

Life's caravan never turns back.

Avarice is the root of all evil.

If you find a leopard in your house, make him your friend.

Half a bun in the hand is better than a whole bun in the shop.

Let the parent punish the child.

Place the pot on the stones after you've lit the fire.

A man who gets involved in an accident gets involved in tales.

A fault confessed is half redressed.

A cow does not know the value of its tail until it is cut off.

There is no water without waves.

Fear of the grave comes with old age.

The tongue makes no profit.

Much wealth brings many enemies.

The monkey is happy when the dog is not there.

Too many captains and the ship rolls.

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.

Good deeds never spoil.

The laughter of a child is the light of a house.

A frog may kill an elephant.

Politeness is not slavery.

Inherited wealth has no blessing.

One mistake does not warrant the divorce of one's wife.

War is blind.

Better to stumble with the toe than with the tongue.

One who tells you about others will tell others about you.

A good child is a crown of honor for his parents.

Indecision is the house of hunger.

When two elephants jostle, that which is hurt is the grass.

Don't join in a fight if you have no weapons.

God's pen does not make any mistakes.

Don't think that all that glitters is gold.

Don't fill your basket with use useless shells of coconuts.

A tailor does not choose the cloth.

All talents are not alike.

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Swahili Proverbs (001-100)