Popular Guinean Proverbs
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• The toad likes water but not when it is boiling.

• To make preparations does not spoil the trip.

• Knowledge is like a garden: if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.

• The man on his feet carries off the share of the man sitting down.

• The man who builds his own throne rules over a desert.

• He who has done evil expects evil.

• A man with too much ambition cannot sleep in peace.

• It is God who drives away flies for the tailless animal.

• One camel does not make fun of the other camel’s hump.

• Save your fowl before it stops flapping.

• For news of the heart, ask the face.

• He who has not yet reached the opposite shore should not make fun of him who is drowning.

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