Popular Zambian Proverbs
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• One who enters the forest does not listen to the breaking of twigs in the brush.

• A cow does not find its own horns heavy.

• When your luck deserts you, even cold food burns.

• Jump over a log but not over your neighbor's word.

• We will water the thorn for the sake of the rose.

• Where God cooks, there is no smoke.

• The rain does not recognize anyone as a friend; it drenches all equally.

• A child that does not travel praises his mother as the best cook.

• When the brothers fight to the death, a stranger inherits their father’s estate.

• He who listened to the woman suffered famine at harvest time.

• When the bush is on fire, the antelope ceases to fear the hunter’s bullet.

• Many are the eyes of the person whose spouse commits adultery.

• To get rid of anger, first weed out the bitter roots.

• You have to look after wealth, but knowledge looks after you.

• Your feet will take you away from home, but your stomach will always bring you back.
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