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If one were to remove every smoking wood from a fire and condemn it as bad, one would be killing the fire itself.

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The tree that cannot shed its old leaves in the dry season, cannot survive the period of drought.

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A hunter who has only one arrow does not shoot with careless aim.

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The fish does not know how hot the water in the pot is until it falls inside the pot.

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U can only stop a bird from making a nest on your head but u can't stop it from flying over your head

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One cannot go back to the farmer from whom one borrowed seed-yams to plant to say that the beetles have eaten up the seed-yams.

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A bag that says it will not take more and a traditional doctor who says he would not leave anything behind are both sure to suffer.

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When a palm-branch reaches its height, it gives way for a fresh one to grow.

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It is better to eat mushroom in freedom than to eat meat in slavery

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A dying man cries, not cos of he is dosent know his faith, but because of what he wishes he would have done in the world he is leaving behind

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A bottle of oil warmed over the fire has no means of producing oil by itself.

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Whenever the elephant fights, it is the grass that suffers

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The one who builds the first house on the street doesnt necessarily build the best one.

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When a fowl gets to a new town, it stands on one leg until it knows that it is a town where people stand on their two legs.

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When you see a woman dancing by the forest, she must be dancing to the drums of the spirit.

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A child that washes his hands well will learn to eat and dine with elders

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If you choose to lie down with dogs then you must be prepared to wake up with fleas

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A child does not die because the mother's bosoms are dry.

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What an elder sees when sitting down, a child cannot see even on the highest mountain.

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A mouse that removes the palm-nut that turns out to be the bait of a trap, would already have known that the palm-nut does not ripen on the ground.