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40 Nigerian Proverbs

Profit is profit even in Mecca.

The death that will kill a man begins as an appetite.

The disobedient fowl obeys in a pot of soup.

The frog does not jump in the daytime without reason.

The house roof fights the rain, but he who is sheltered ignores it.

The house sweeper's buttock is never at one direction.

The hunter does not rub himself in oil and lie by the fire to sleep.

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

The one being carried does not realize how far away the town is.

When the mice laugh at the cat, there is a hole nearby.

When the mouse laughs at the cat there is a hole nearby.

When the next house is on fire, 'tis high time to look to your own.

You cannot compare the living with the dead.

You cannot roast corn with two eyes.

You cannot run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.