Popular Malawian Proverbs
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• Wisdom is like mushrooms that come after you have finished eating – too late

• The one whom God clothes will not go naked .

• The day will come when cats have horns and Dutchmen will be circumcised.

• Buffaloes are held by ropes, man by his words.

• You can measure the depth of the sea but what about a man's heart?

• The betrothed of good is evil; the betrothed of life is death; the betrothed of love is divorce.

• However big the whale may be, the tiny harpoon can rob him of life.

• Don't think there are no crocodiles just because the water's calm.

• Clapping with the right hand only will not make a noise.

• One finger cannot crush a louse.

• We are born from the womb of our mother; we are buried in the womb of the earth.

• Gold is a debt we can repay, but kindness not till our dying day.

• Don't teach the tiger cub to eat meat.

• Do not be like the mosquito that bites the owner of the house.

• There is no difference between mother and baby snakes, they are equally poisonous.
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