352 Yoruba Proverbs Sayings And Translations - Yoruba Project 270 - 279 #AdebanjiOsanyingbemi #OlayinkaCarew #JackLookman #edeYoruba

 270. Àṣesílẹ̀ làbọ̀wábá; ẹni tó da omi síwájú á tẹlẹ̀ tútù.


What one puts aside is what one returns to find; whoever dumps water ahead of him/her will step on wet earth.


One reaps what one sows.



271. Ìbéèrè kì í jẹ́ kí ẹni ó ṣìnà; ẹni tí kò lè béèrè ní ńnpọ́n ara ẹ̀ lójú.


Asking “directions” keeps one from losing one's way; the person who refuses to ask is responsible for his/her own difficulties.


One should not be too obstinate or too proud to seek help when one needs it.



272. Orin tí a kọ lánàá, tí a ò sùn, tí a ò wo, a kì í tún jí kọ ọ́ láàárọ̀.


The song that we sang yesterday, without sleep, without respite; we do not resume singing it in the morning.


Yesterday's problems should be gone with yesterday.



273. Ibi lekeleke gbe’n foso. Eye aparo ko Le wo Be


Where the cattle egret washes it's cloth the pheasant dare not enter


Everything has its level




274. Ai Tete mu ole, ole n mu oloko


When the farm owner is slow to catch the thief, the thief turns around to catch the farm owner


When one is tardy in doing the right it could be costly



275. Óun agba ri lorí ìjókò, bí ọmọde bà gun óke kò le ri


What an elderly person sees while sitting 

A young one may not see, even from a mountain


The counsel of the elders is wisdom




276. Bí á bá gun ìyán ninu èwé ti a sé ọ́bè ninu épò ẹ́pá, ẹni mà yó a yò


If we pound yam in a leaf and cook the soup in a groundnut shell, he who will be satisfied will be satisfied


Whatever will be will be



277. Nkán tì ájà ri t’òn gbó. Èwurẹ ri ò n wó bọọ


What the dog sees and barks, the goat sees and remains dumbfounded


Our reactions to events/ situations in life may be different




278. Ògìdán kòni ṣe barber. Ki àjá de bẹ lọ gẹrun


The leopard(any large cat) cannot be a barber and the dog goes there to barb


Some risk are not worth taking




279. Ọ̀bè to dun. Òwó lòpa.


The tasty soup is made possible by money


Whatever valuable thing we desire comes at a price.




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