Congolese Proverbs

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You inherit from the dead, not from the sick.

Wood may remain ten years in the water, but it will never become a crocodile.

A single bracelet does not jingle.

Sleep is the cousin of death.

Who sits down is a cripple.

What is said over the dead lion’s body could not be said to him alive.

The fly has no pity for the thin man.

Let him speak who has seen with his eyes.

A bald-headed man will not grow hair by getting excited.

If you are too modest you will go hungry.

One day of hunger is not starvation.

When the bee comes to your house, let her have beer; you may want to visit the bee’s house some day.

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