A barber does not shave himself.
A chick that will grow into a cock can be spotted the very day it hatches.
A child's fingers are not scalded by a piece of hot yam which his mother puts into his palm.
A comb becomes bad when it hurts you.
A cutting word is worse than a bowstring, a cut may heal, but the cut of the tongue does not.
A fool looks for dung where the cow never browsed.
A fool may chance to put something into a wise man's head.
A parasite cannot live alone.
A proud heart can survive a general failure because such a failure does not prick its pride.
A razor may be sharper than an ax, but it cannot cut wood.
A stranger has big eyes but sees nothing.
A stream cannot rise about its source.
A weapon which you don't have in your hand won't kill a snake.
Ashes fly back into the face of him who throws them.
Before shooting, one must aim.
Confiding a secret to an unworthy person is like carrying grain in a bag with a hole.
Do not call to a dog with a whip in your hand.
Do not speak of a rhinoceros if there is no tree nearby.
Don't set sail on someone else's star.
For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
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