352 Yoruba Proverbs, Sayings And Translations - Yoruba Project - 120 - 129 - #AdebanjiOsanyingbemi #JackLookman #oweYoruba #edeYoruba

 120. Odo tí ó bá gbàgbé orísun rẹ̀, gbígbẹ ni yíò gbẹ̀.


À river that forgets its source will dry up. 


Never neglect your source



121. Ajá kì í rorò títí, kó ṣọ́ ojú'lé méjì.


A dog cannot be so ferocious as to watch over two separate houses.


Regardless of how competent anyone is, there is a limit to what any one person can do: cooperate and collaborate more.



122. Ẹni òjò pa, tí àrá kò pa, kó má a dúpẹ́.


Whoever got beaten by rain but was not struck by lightning should be thankful.


Attitude of gratitude is it; remain thankful in every situation: things could have been worse.




123. Ojú ẹni máa là, á rí ìyọnu.


Whoever would be wealthy would experience challenges.


Challenges are not unusual; they come with the territory, if you aim for success: persist and you will win, eventually.



124. Ẹ́niti ofi ewe igi ẹ̀gẹ̀ dasọ̀, kísọ̀rẹ́ ewúrẹ́.


He who wears cloth made of cassava leaves should not move closer to a goat.


Incompatible cannot be compatible.



125. Ká dijú ká ṣe bí ẹní kú, ká wo ẹni tí yó sunkún ẹni; ká sáré ṣẹ́ṣẹ́ ká fẹsẹ̀ kọ, ká wo ẹni tí yóò ṣeni pẹ̀lẹ́.


Close your eyes and feign death to see who will mourn you; run and ensure you trip to observe those who will truly care.


Adversities do show true friends.



126. Ìkòkò ńse iṣu ẹnìkan ò gbọ́; iṣú dé inú odó tán, ariwó ta.


While the pot was cooking yams, no one heard; no sooner had the yams got into the mortar that noise broke out.


Different strokes for different folks; what stresses someone may well be calmly handled by another.



127. Ọlọ́run ò fẹ́ irọ́; ọmọ èyàn ò fẹ́ òdodo; bẹ́ẹ̀ lọ̀rọ̀ ò pé mẹ́ta.


God hates lies; man hates truths; yet there is no third option in a discourse.


Always stick with the truth, even when there are no easy options.



128. Kò sí bí imú ṣe lè tóbi tó, kó lè gba ọ̀rọ̀ ẹnu sọ.


No matter how big the nose is, it can't take over the speaking role of the mouth.


We all are unique and have our different strengths; envy no one: stay and bloom in your place.



129. Ẹni tó ńsá fún iṣẹ́ tó lóun ò fẹ́ ya akúùṣẹ́, ta ni ìṣẹ́ tọ́ sí bikòṣe ẹni tó ńsá fún iṣẹ́.


Someone who dodges work, but insists he doesn't want to be poor; who else deserves poverty, but the one who dodges work.


Diligence pays; there's nothing in doing nothing.


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