352 Yoruba Proverbs, Sayings And Translations - Yoruba Project - 60 - 69 #AdebanjiOsanyingbemi #JackLookman #oweYoruba #edeYoruba #ireo

 60. Jẹ́ kí ńfìdí hẹẹ́, ni àlejò fi ńti onílé sóde. 


Let me just hang in here, is how the guest takes over the house from the host.


Think well about that inch you want to give, it may well become a mile: be perceptive, be circumspect.



61. Aṣọ à-fọ̀-fún ò jẹ́ ká mọ olówó.


Clothes washed clean make identifying the rich person impossible.


A poor person who looks to his or her appearance looks rich.



62. Ojú la fi ḿmọ àísí epo; ẹnu la fi ḿmọ àìsíyọ̀; ọbẹ̀ tí ò bá lépo nínú òkèèrè la ti ḿmọ̀ ọ́.


It is with the eyes that one tells the absence of palm-oil; it is with the mouth that one determines the absence of salt; if a stew lacks oil, it is the eyes that will tell.


In some matters the evidence of the eyes is enough to tell one all one needs to know.



63. Àìsanra tó ajá ológìnní kì í ṣe ti àìjẹun ká'nú; bí ìran rẹ̀ ṣe mọ ni.


The smaller frame of cats' relative to dogs isn't for want of food; that's cats' genetic makeup.


Appearance can be deceptive; often, there is more than is immediately obvious.



64. Bí a bá sọ̀rọ̀ fún olófòófó, ajádìí agbọ̀n la sọ ọ́ sí.


Whatever one says to a talebearer one says to a basket that has lost its bottom.


Words whispered to a talebearer are in effect broadcast.



65. Ìjẹ àná dùn méhoro; ehoro-ó rebi ìjẹ àná kò dẹ̀hìn bọ̀.


Yesterday's food find so delighted the hare; the hare went to the spot of yesterday's feeding and never returned.


Persistence in risky ventures leads to disaster.



66. Bí a kò bá lè mú ọkọ, a kì í na obìnrin-in rẹ.


If one is no match for the husband, one does not hit the wife.


Never provoke a fight you cannot fight.



67. Ẹni tí yó da ẹ̀kọ àwìn yó bàá ọmọ ẹlẹ́kọ ṣeré.


The person who wishes to buy corn pap on credit will play with the seller's child.


Nothing comes free.



68. A kì í mọ ọkọ ọmọ ká tún mọ àlè-e rẹ̀.


One does not acknowledge the husband for one's child and also acknowledge her illicit lover.


Never betray trust or connive at betraying it.



69. A kì í kórira ọ̀fọ́n-ọ̀n ká finá bọ ahéré.


One does not so hate the bush rat that one sets one's farm hut alight.


One should not destroy oneself simply to get at one's enemy.


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