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Nigerian Proverbs for You to Share with the People You Love

Best Nigerian Proverbs for You to Share with the People You Love

Wisdom is profitable to direct. And you know what the words of elders are the root that teaches us experience and also to be wise in life. These collections of Nigerian proverbs are funny nigerian proverbs, african proverbs, nigerian proverbs and their meanings, nigerian proverbs about love, african proverbs on love, african proverbs about togetherness, african proverbs about women and funny african proverbs and meanings for you to share with the people you love.

Wise Nigerian Proverbs Quotes

There are lots of wise proverbs from around the world. And each of the continents has lots of wise sayings about life. Each of the wise proverbs of the elders comes with many deep definition and meaning.

[1]. A skirt is fine does not mean, it can be used to appease the gods.

[2]. You may never know the sweetness of pumpkin leaf until you eat bitter leaf.

[3]. All lizards are lying prostrate, we don't know the one having stomachache.

[4]. The world is like an institution; pick your own question paper and stop answering what has been answered.

[5]. No matter how tall you are, you can never see tomorrow. So be humble.

[6]. A child who sits on a nail do not only feel the pains but itching too.

[7]. The cow that everybody supposes to feed always dies of hunger.

[8]. The greatest loss in life is not death. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive.

[9]. A stranger, who doesn't appreciate one's hospitality, develops a hunchback as he goes back home.

[10]. Lead us not into temptation is better than deliver us from evil.

[11]. When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

[12]. Knowing somebody is different from living with somebody.

[13]. Is just a matter of time the stammer can also pronounce his name.

[13]. A better garri needs no advert just to place it in the market it will sell itself.

[14]. He who lies down with the dog will rise up with fleas.

[15]. Good they said is not good enough for those who seek the best.

[16]. It's better to live on top of the roof than to live with a troublesome woman in the house.

[17]. When one goes hunting with a goat it simply means that there's no dog again.

[18]. When a visitor is offered a cola nut then his mission will be told by him.

[19]. No matter how long the night may be, it will surely come to a glorious day light.

[20]. Every face that smiles always keeps looking young.

Top Wise Nigerian Proverbs

Indeed proverbs are to caution us about life, how we can face the many challenges associated with life and make a meaning out of it. If you want to be wise, you need to learn from the lessons of those that have gone ahead of you. And what a better option than to learn from this collection of wise Nigerian proverbs quotes.

[21]. The gentle stride of a tiger should not be taken for cowardice.

[22]. It does a fool no good to spend money on education because he/she has no common sense.

[23]. Nobody tells a child to stop playing with fire!

[24]. Teach her, advise her, if she refuses to listen, let the adversity of life teach her.

[25]. Our people said that when you beat a child with the Right hand you use the Left hand and call him/her back.

[26]. Love is like a butterfly. It goes where it pleases and pleases where it goes.

[27]. When death threatens a small dog it does not allow it to perceive the odour of excrement.

[28]. He who can't read and write is like a blind person walking in the market.

[29]. Nothing wey come good come easy.

[30]. The gentle walking of a lion does not make it a fool.

[31]. I told you before it happened that I am a good friend. I could have told you before it happen is a bad friend

[32]. It’s better for a man's mouth to be without teeth than for him to lose his manhood.

[33]. You cannot use a big manhood to threaten an old woman.

[34]. If you want to go fast walk alone but if you want to go far; walk with others.

[35]. Don't judge people by their appearance.

[36]. The toad likes water but not when it is boiling.

[37]. When you see a rat playing with the tail of a cat, you need not ask if the rat wants to join its ancestors.

[38]. Never work in the association of mediocre.

[39]. When the rain fail's, it fails on one man's house.

[40]. When a tree was small it had no branch but when it grew high it was full with many branches.

Wise Words Quotes And Proverbs

Wise saying comes with its messages about friendship, love, marital lessons for a better relationship and it helps us to solve many issues of life. Make you not act as if you sabi how life is. When you learn from wise elders and those that have seen it all, you have a chance of making a good meaning out of life.

[41]. Who that doesn't know and doesn't know that he doesn't know and doesn't want to know is what?

[42]. Worry is the price paid by those who borrow trouble... No sweet without sweat.

[43]. Patients will always give you positive results in a critical issue.

[44]. Lies will take you somewhere but it will not bring you back.

[45]. A green snake in a green grass is not foolishness but a comprehensive posture for defense and attack.

[46]. The fall of a man is not a downfall of his future and a downfall of a man is not the end of his life. Life goes on.

[47]. Many feel the rain while some just get wet.

[48]. It does not matter what you drive but it matters what drives you.

[49]. If a snake fails to act like a snake then a child will use it to tie firewood.

[50]. Dancing is not all about noise but is a matter of your style!

[51]. A goat that wants to see the private part of a lion will not live to tell the story.

[52]. It is only great fools that are not grateful.

[53]. A cockroach cannot be innocent in the gathering of fowls.

[54]. A toad does not jump in the afternoon without a course.

[55]. When a war has a fixed date, it will not kill the crippled.

[56]. He who goes to bed with an itching anus surely wakes up with smelly hands.

[57]. Any relationship you are into either makes or breaks you.

[58]. A child who says his mother will not sleep will also not sleep.

[59]. The anger of a penis doesn't destroy the vagina.

[60]. He who laughs last laughs best.

Wise Sayings of Nigerian Elders

Like here in our country Nigeria, we have wise proverbs quotes from our elders. We say that the words of our elders are words of wisdom. This na wetin we all believe. The elders are always wise.

[61]. An orphan learns when a father is given advice to his children.

[62]. The most dangerous leader is the illiterate leader who does not see nor hear.

[63]. All that glitters is not gold, so be careful of what attracts you easily.

[64]. The surface of the water is beautiful but it is no place to sleep on.

[65]. The hook of the fisherman catches only the desperate fish.

[66]. The smile on the face doesn’t change the colour of the mind.

[67]. When two brothers come out with brawl faces from a settlement, it means that truth has prevailed over frivolity.

[68]. A child who says his parents are not wealthy, himself have started the journey of life.

[69]. There is a possibility that you will not reap were you sow but certain you will reap what you sow.

[70]. No matter how tall you are, you can’t see tomorrow.

[71]. No matter how light skin you are, you will need light in the darkness.

[72]. Four things are great, though little in weight: pain, poverty, fire and enemy.

[73]. One who marries his well-behaved daughter to a drunkard; it is as if he has given her to adultery.

[74]. If you knew what was behind questioning, nobody would ever make a request to anybody else.

[75]. He who sleeps with another man's wife should know he is owing another man his own wife.

[76]. The long live of a mangrove tree in a river does not make it a crocodile.

[77]. A missing dog can't hear his Master whistle until it gets lost.

[78]. The penis never explains what color or taste is Virginia.

[79]. The happiest time and moment of a man is equally his destructive moment.

[80]. The Anus is good for flute, but who is going to blow it.

Wise Proverbs Saying and Quotes

No think say money dey make person wise. It is good to listen to the words of your elders. Person wey want make him life long, such person dey suppose learn to hear the elders words of wisdom.

[81]. The downfall of a breast is not the end of its milk.

[82]. The Anus is kept at the back due to its nature of work.

[83]. When an antelope learns how to run without stopping, the hunter will learn how to shoot without targeting.

[84]. Is only a fool that went to sleep when his roof is on fire.

[85]. No matter how hot your anger is, it can't boil yam.

[86]. Be good to the people on your way up the leather because you'll meet them on your way down.

[87]. The challenges of today are seeds of testimony you will give tomorrow, no pain no gain.

[88]. No matter how big a hen is, the basket is it master.

[89]. The downfall of a man is never the end of his life.

[90]. Whoever delivers your message can make things better or worse for you.

[91]. No matter the beauty of live anaconda it cannot be used to decorate a house.

[92]. An aged who sits by the tree trunk sees farther than the young who is on the tree top.

[93]. An idle mind is the devil workshop.

[94]. A successful marriage is a union of two good forgivers.

[95]. In journey of life everybody is needed and everybody is not needed

[96]. A fly that does not listen to advice will follow a death body to the grave.

[97]. A chameleon cannot change his majestic step because the bush is on fire.

[98]. Walking slowly never makes you not get there.

[99]. He who knows and knows that he knows is wise.

[100]. Loneliness is a problem to the heart but sometimes it refreshes the heart.

Wise Words Quotes and Proverbs

If you want something good about life, then learn to keep to instruction. The instruction of any wise elder would always come with reproach. To rebuke you doesn’t mean you are hated but to help you become a better person.

[101]. Always expect the unexpected especially from where it is least expected.

[102]. You cannot conquer what you do not confront.

[103]. The looking back of a Lion is not for fear but to know the distance covered.

[104]. A journey of a thousand miles starts with a step.

[105]. He who does not care that his nieghbour’s roof is on fire will soon be forced to fight the same fire on his own roof.

[106]. Only your mother knows who your real father is.

[107]. No matter how hairy a goat is he will never go to a barbing saloon where the Loin is the Barber.

[108]. When the bush is on fire, the chameleon easily learns to run fast.

[109]. It never rains but it pours because after the rain comes the shine.

[110]. He who fights and runs away lives to fight another day.

[111]. When the mother of a cocoyam died, then the children will suffer.

[112]. A man who unwraps moi-moi before eating it cannot keep secret.

[113]. The cat may be quiet but it is also vicious.

[114]. Don’t stand looking at a river because a frog may kick you off!

[115]. He who never sits with a man with gray hairs never knows the utility of life.

[116]. Confusion has no better definition.

[117]. The ends they say justifies the means.

[118]. Every garden egg is reddish in colour, unless it is not heathen by the sun

[119]. A brave man is not the one who has no fears but he who triumphs over his fears.

[120]. It's said that when the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.

Wise Nigerian Adages in English

The greatness of a man is always known from the many lessons of life such have learned. If you want to be wise, then make wisdom your friend. And a better way to get wisdom is to study the life of great men. Deep adages are one way to get wisdom.   

[121].The gentleness of a lion in the forest does not mean he is lazy but rather on target.

[122].Harvest is no blessing if death is the crop.

[123].The firewood of this world is made for only those that can carry it, that's why not all can gather it.

[124]. No loss in life is as dangerous as loss of hope.

[125]. A man can quote the whole Bible for you but his life stinks like that of a dead Rat.

[126]. If I knew that my snail would crawl I would have covered it.

[127]. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a step.

[128]. A toad does not run in the afternoon in vain, is either something is after it or it is after something.

[129]. What an elder sees sitting down can not be seen by a child even if he climbs the highest mountain.

[130]. The words of elders are words of wisdom.

[131]. When a little boy has made money, the elders will acknowledge and visit him.

[132]. He who aims at nothing hits it.

[133]. If there is no truth in the court of law; there is truth in the court of conscience.

[134]. The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.

[135]. Don't give up when people reject you for the rejected stone will become the chief corner stone.

[136]. Everything can fall on its own but nothing can stand on its own.

[137]. The gentle stripe on a tiger is not a symbol of cowardice and a restless grasshopper ends up the gizzard of a bird.

[138]. He who applauds a lunatic is not far from being mad.

[139]. No matter how hungry a lion may be it can never eat grass.

[140]. When an elder clears his voice the spirit listens.

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