Proverbs: Things Fall Apart

Kirston Greene

The lizard that jumped from the high iroko tree to the ground said he would praise himself if no one else did

Meaning: Always work hard to accomplish what you want to and don't think too much of what others think.

Similar saying: Be yourself.

You can tell a ripe corn by its look.

Meaning: You can tell if a person is good by looking at them.

Similar saying: Don't judge a book by its cover.

A proud heart can survive a general failure because such failure does not prick its pride.

Meaning: We all fail at some things, we just have to keep going on with life.

Similar sayings: Failure is not failing, it's refusing to get up.

When a mother cow is chewing grass, its young ones watch its mouth.

Menaing: Children learn by what their elders do.

Similar sayings: Watch and learn.

A baby on its mothers back doesnt not know that the way is long.

Meaning: Being lazy is easy for you, but hard for others.

Similar sayings: Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.