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A novel set in African countryside cannot do without a sprinkle of African proverbs here and there, especially when the elders are giving a speech or discussing in a meeting. Although the ones set in mordern society like hardly use them. They are not supposed to anyway.
I have a few African proverbs in my upcoming novel, set in a little town in Eastern Nigeria in the middle and late 1980s’. I have a couple of gatherings in which family elders are deliberating on pressing family issues. In the gathering of African elders (Igbo elders to be specific) speeches are not complete without two or more proverbs added. Sometimes an elder uses these proverbs throughout his speech with few normal sentences. These proverbs help drive points home.
I love proverbs, especially those with deep meaning and its tradition on Fiez-writer to share them with you.
Every Saturday, I share my proverb collections with you hoping they don’t bore you.
I delve into proverbs from countries other than mine as well, out of curiosity. And I find most of them fascinating.
My best post on proverbs ranks first on Google search. If you’re new to my website, you should head over to that post and check it out. The link is about. I hope you like it.
Hope you are having a great moment. Blessings🙌.
It’s a beautiful Saturday Morning over here in Nigeria and the weather is cool. Hope you’re all doing well wherever you are.
I’m in for fun!😀 Give the meaning of any of the proverbs. If you’re not an American, you are welcome to give the meaning as well. Have fun with it.👍❤. If you don’t have time for this, don’t worry, there’s always another Saturday.
When the bait’s worth more than the fish, it’s time to stop fishing.
Meaning: It’s time to quit investing on worthless ventures. (This applies to all works of life. No gain, no pain) Except of course you’re a charity organisation or a pain enthusiast.😀
It is bad luck to fall out of a thirteenth story window on Friday.
A whistling girl and a crowing hen never came to a good end.
Money talks — everything else walks.
If you eat a live toad first thing in the morning, nothing worse will happen all day long.
There are three faithful friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
If we blame others for our failures, then we should also give others credit for our successes.
If you are always dwelling in trouble, change your address.
If men could see the epitaphs their friends write they would believe they had gotten into the wrong grave.
A man who has both feet planted firmly in the air can be safely called a liberal.
In business partnerships and marriage partnerships, oh, the cheating that goes on.
Enjoy your day.👍🙏
When people fall in love, they are ready to do anything for love; jump off the cliff, sleep on stones, freeze in icy weather, swim to the end of an ocean and jump into the blazing furnace. But how many survive the test of time? Only a few.
Romeo and Juliet’s love was a kind of hot, fresh love. They were in love for only four days before they met their death. That’s what I call hot love. And it’s a kind of foolish, thoughtless love. This kind of love does not allow any level of reasoning to manifest itself. It stiffens the mind and prevents it from thinking about consequences or future complications.
If Romeo and Juliet lived older, they might not love each other enough to die. Fresh love is always sweet love, pleasant love.
That’s where most lovers want to remain. But it’s hard.
It’s hard to keep love in its fresh or hot state. Circumstances surrounding life and individual complications make it more difficult.
As time passes, those who walked hand in hand in their kitchen and bathrooms vow to give up an eye to be free from each other. Separation; gives them the space they needed to be able to remain sane as a couple when divorce isn’t an option.
But this kind of love is always the fake kind of love, love built on what the eyes can see which even the things that eyes can see hardly sustain. Love built on beauty, sex and money is the worst kind of love. It melts like wax and evaporates into nothingness within a short period.
But there is a kind of love that doesn’t grow cold no matter what it’s exposed to. Yes! There are couples whose relationships are old but still feel like yesterday.
When people fall in love for the right reasons, love grows deeper and hotter. They are ready to sacrifice for each other, endure for each other and use anything in their power to renew their love each day. They respect each other’s feelings and do not rely on their feelings to make it work. For love should go beyond what we feel. If we rely on feelings to keep love alive, love dies off when whatever we feel fades away.