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• A silly daughter teaches her mother how to bear children. 

• Where a woman rules, streams run uphill.

• What the parents discuss on an evening, the child will reveal in the morning.

• Advise and counsel him; if he does not listen, let adversity teach him. 

• A fool and water will go the way they are diverted.

• The arrogant blind man picks a fight with his guide.

• A house can't be built for the rainy season that is past. 

• One should punish a child the first time he comes home with a stolen egg.  Otherwise, the day he returns home with a stolen ox, it will be too late.

• Only a fool looks for dung where the cattle doesn't graze.

• When they wish to eat a vulture, they call it a guinea fowl.

• A  Coffee and love taste best when hot. 

• If you can afford to wait, even an egg will grow legs.
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