Yoruba Proverb Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old yoruba proverb quotes, yoruba proverb sayings, and yoruba proverb proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


A false friend, a friendly fraud: both are like thieves.     

Yoruba Proverb

An ill-natured woman will not give birth to twins; only good-natured people give birth to twins. (Only good people are fortunate enough to have twins.)     

Yoruba Proverb

One person's illness or death will not indemnify others against death.     

Yoruba Proverb

When a child outgrows whipping, he becomes a person one looks at and roll one's eyes in disgust.     

Yoruba Proverb

Vaguely is not like clearly; nakedness is not like leather.     

Yoruba Proverb

Gray hair shows age; a beard shows maturity; a mustache shows impudence.     

Yoruba Proverb

The pig wallows in mud but thinks it is being a dandy.     

Yoruba Proverb

A pig does not know what is becoming.     

Yoruba Proverb

Groaning internally is how an antelope groans; rumbling internally is how a leopard rumbles; the grunts of a pig stay inside the pig.     

Yoruba Proverb

[It is] an insatiable farmer who plants cotton on a farm by the stream.     

Yoruba Proverb

Only those whose livelihood depends on Jegede call him a silk-cotton tree.     

Yoruba Proverb

The silk-cotton tree is the father; the person one finds at the hut is the lord.     

Yoruba Proverb

Cotton is what one should plant, not brass; cotton is what one should plant, not beads; as for brass and beads, neither goes with one to the grave; on the day one dies, only cloth accompanies one.     

Yoruba Proverb

One dog does not string decorative beads all around one's waist.      

Yoruba Proverb

A person who is like the divining string: unless you throw him down, he will not talk sense.     

Yoruba Proverb

You reveler do things in moderation; if the string of life is cut, there is no retrying it.     

Yoruba Proverb

It is a great deal of medicine that possesses a child and robs it of all self-control.     

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