Popular Rwandan Proverbs
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• In a court of fowls, the cockroach never wins his case.

• A name isn't a man.

• The night might be long, but whether you want it or not, the day will announce itself.

• No one fears the night; one fears what steps out of it. 

• If you teach a Hutu in flinging a spear he will definitely send it into your stomach.

• You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy.

• Whoever doesn't bare children, leaves behind a proverb. 

• The straight arrow doesn’t always kill.

• When the child falls the mother weeps; when the mother falls the child laughs.

• When your beard appears, childhood disappears.

• People helping one another can bring an elephant into the house.

• One lives through the day, one never steps beyond the day. 

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