Popular Malagasy Proverbs
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• A chicken that hatches a crocodile's eggs is looking for trouble.

• Better to be guilty in the eyes of men than in the eyes of God.

• Money is like a guest: it comes today, leaves tomorrow.

• Poverty won't allow him to lift up his head; dignity won't allow him to bow it down.

• Let your love be like the misty rain, coming softly, but flooding the river.

• Sadness is a valuable treasure -- only discovered in people you love.

• It is not the fire in the fireplace which warms the house, but the couple who get along well.

• Don’t kick a sleeping dog.

• The earth is God's bride -- she feeds the living and cherishes the dead.

• kick not the canoe which helped you to cross the river.

• Nothing is so full of victory as patience.

• Words are like eggs: when they are hatched they have wings.

• Live your life like the chameleon, one eye on the future, one eye on the past.
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