Popular Senegalese Proverbs
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• Three kinds of people die poor: those who divorce, those who incur debts, and those who move around too much.

• The opportunity that God sends does not wake up him who is asleep.

• The truth is like gold; keep it locked up and you will find it exactly as you first put it away.

• The heart is not a knee that can be bent.

• What's the use of consulting a dead man's horoscope?

• Lies that build are better than truths that destroy.

• The frog likes water, but not boiling water.

• When a musician hath forgotten his note, He makes as though a crumb stuck in his throat.

• If the eye do not admire, the heart will not desire.

• Haste and hurry can only bear children with many regrets along the way.

• It is better to be loved than feared.

• Rising early makes the road short.

• To spend the night in anger is better than to spend it in repentance.

• A healthy ear can stand hearing sick words.
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