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10 Yoruban Proverbs

A great affair covers up a small matter.

Anyone who sees beauty and does not look at it will soon be poor.

Because friendship is pleasant, we partake of our friend's entertainment; not because we have not enough to eat in our own house.

Fear a silent man. He has lips like a drum.

Many words do not fill a basket.

Silence is an attribute of the dead; he who is alive speaks.

The young cannot teach tradition to the old.

The young cock crows as he hears the old one.

Words are like spears: Once they leave your lips they can never come back.

Work is the medicine for poverty.