Popular Liberian Proverbs
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• Though the palm tree in the jungle is big, who knows how big its yield will be?

• A visitor is a guest for two days. On the third day give him or her a hoe

• Smoke does not affect honeybees alone; honey-gatherers are also affected.

• Every time an old man dies it is as if a library has burnt down.

• To circumcise leopard is not the thing, but who will hold him down?

• If the towns people are happy, look for the chief.

• When a crazy man runs away with your clothes while in the bath room, don't follow him.

• Do not measure the timbers for your house in the forest.

• Education is like an ocean, it does not have an end

• The hen that never stays in the nest never hatches the chicks .

• Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.

• A bird and a fish can get marry but where will they build their nest?

• The child who says his mother will not sleep will not sleep also

• A bird is in the air but its mind is on the ground.

• A little rain each day will fill the rivers to overflowing.
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