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Top 50 Best Popular Nupe Proverbs And Wise Sayings In Nupeland, Nupe Kingdom

NUPE PEOPLE: List Of 50 Most Popular Nupe Proverbs And Wise Idiomatic Sayings In Nupeland (Egan Magan Zhi)

1. If a child is found walking in the night, there is an elder behind him ~ Nupe Proverb.

2. If a child is climbing a tree with his hands relaxed, there is an elder holding and assisting him from below ~ Nupe Proverb.

3. A patient should not be in a hurry to sleep, there is enough opportunity ahead in the grave ~ Nupe Proverb.

4. They had wished you to sleep with hunger, but early the next morning you were seen eating prepared rice left over with chicken ~ Nupe Proverb.

5. Nobody sows good seed and reaps evil, nor will anybody who sows evil ever reap good result, Whatever you sow is what you reap. Hence, you do not sow millet and reap sorghum ~ Nupe Proverb.

6. A child that answers for his father will be buried ahead of his father ~ Nupe Proverb.

7. Nowadays, religious people are many, but Godly people are few ~ Nupe Proverb.

8. The person preserved by God will definitely be left alone by human being ~ Nupe Proverb.

9. You don’t go to the river with a basket, the way you go to the river with it is the same way you return with it ~ Nupe Proverb.

10. The son of the soil is doing a bad thing, but it is that of the visitor that is obvious ~ Nupe Proverb.

11. Whatever is meant for a Toad does not climb up ~ Nupe Proverb.

12. Tough Aliyu Aliyu is like whirled wind, Aliyu is like thunderous rain, Aliyu stays on top of mountain and sees next year, Aliyu joined a canoe and the paddler says he is going down the slope, but Aliyu insists on moving up stream ~ Nupe Proverb.

13. Kuta Donbashi! (Worthy praise for the leader of fishermen) No man ever praises his wife, it is in the presence of a dog that an elephant enters the bush, and it is in her presence that the elephant will come out ~ Nupe Proverb.

14. It is only cricket you catch, hold and break its legs but not a scorpion ~ Nupe Proverb.

15. Richness is not hereditary, poverty too is not inherited, you can be rich today and get poor tomorrow and you can also be poor today and become rich tomorrow ~ Nupe Proverb.

16. If God relieves your burden throw away the carrier, but if human being should assist relieve your burden hold on to your carrier ~ Nupe Proverb.

17. He that assists others is only helping himself; equally, he that cheats on others is cheating himself because whatever you do to others will be paid back to you ~ Nupe Proverb.

18. Who is a blind man deceiving that he is sleeping? Is there any difference between when he is awake or when asleep ~ Nupe Proverb.

19. It is from the point where farming starts that boundary demarcation is effected ~ Nupe Proverb.

20. The tick (Koti) that cow goes for grazing with, is that which kills a lamb ~ Nupe Proverb.

21. Fly that moves with a leopard will never eat rotten meat ~ Nupe Proverb.

22. Familiarity with a chicken does not prevent its slaughtering when needed ~ Nupe Proverb.

23. A newly wedded young man must not go hunting for a Buffalo or else the new bride will easily become a widow ~ Nupe Proverb.

24. A widow should not celebrate, what took her husband is not yet fulfilled ~ Nupe Proverb.

25. We should not be too proud, because grasses are growing on a mountain while others are dying in the Bata (marshy land) ~ Nupe Proverb.

26. Love breeds happiness while hatred breeds disaster ~ Nupe Proverb.

27. The dog that will miss its way will never hear the sound of the whistle of its owner ~ Nupe Proverb.

28. Leave the dancing stage when the ovation is loudest, or else it is shame that will follow soon ~ Nupe Proverb.

29. Any Goat that follows dog about will soon start eating faeces ~ Nupe Proverb.

30. If you dig a trench for a bird it will definitely come and pass ~ Nupe Proverb.

31. Thought we can’t eat owl, but let show him our bad side so he can know how wicked we are! ~ Nupe Proverb.

32. Rearing an elephant is not a problem, but the problem is how you will feed it ~ Nupe Proverb.

33. They said you should remove your hand from hole you said left one? ~ Nupe Proverb.

34. One who cut our head help us reduce load weight ~ Nupe Proverb.

35. The wise create proverbs for fools to learn, not to repeat ~ Nupe Proverb.

36. You do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla ~ Nupe Proverb.

37. A chick that will grow into a cock can be spotted the very day it hatches ~ Nupe Proverb.

38. A man who pays respect to the great paves the way for his own greatness ~ Nupe Proverb.

39. A proud heart can survive a general failure because such a failure does not prick its pride ~ Nupe Proverb.

40. Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped ~ Nupe Proverb.

41. If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for something ~ Nupe Proverb.

42. People should not talk while they are eating or pepper may go down the wrong way ~ Nupe Proverb.

43. The lizard that jumped from the high Kochi tree to the ground said he would praise himself if no one else did ~ Nupe Proverb.

44. The sun will shine on those who stand before it shines on those who kneel under them ~ Nupe Proverb.

45. When the moon is shining the cripple becomes hungry for a walk ~ Nupe Proverb.

46. Knowledge is like a garden: If it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested ~ Nupe Proverb.

47. Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped ~ Nupe Proverb.

48. No matter how rain beats a leopard’s skin, it will never wash out the spots ~ Nupe Proverb.

49. When you follow the path of your father, you learn to walk like him ~ Nupe Proverb.

50. The little opportunity given to a monkey to wear cloths, does not guarantee it to join the dinning table ~ Nupe Proverb.

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