Seychelles is a diverse country habiting various tribes and ethnic groups. Apart from being a culturally diverse nation, Seychelles boasts of its sublime beaches and turquoise sea. In this article, we will look at 20 powerful proverbs from Seychelles.
Proverbs are meant to encourage, give instruction, and guidance to people, proverbs are also meant to educate individuals in society. Historically, in many African society, great men were measured by the number of proverbs they include during their conversation
As knowledge passed on from generation, proverbs has continued to play a great role in shaping what is defined as morality in many African Countries.
Here are 20 powerful proverbs from Seychelles.
20 powerful proverbs from Seychelles
- A dog that lives on the ban of a brook never tires of lapping the water.
- A well-fed lion is better than a hungry one.
- Wal with your slippers until you can find your slippers.
- When an elephant is in trouble even a frog will kick him.
- Crooked wood is straightened with fire.
- If the stomachache were in the foot, one would go lame.
- A Pygmy’s shadow is greater with the setting sun.
- Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.
- It’s not worth adding water to the sea.
- The monkey leaps only as far as it can reach.
- Love tells us many things that are not so.
- Opportunity does not wake up those who are asleep.
- If a little tree grows in the shade of a larger tree, it will die small.
- If you are building a house and a nail breaks, do you stop building, or do you change the nail?
- He who looks for honey must have the courage to face the bees.
- A cow must graze where she is tied.
- The sweet rice is eaten quickly.
- One who enters the forest does not listen to the breaking of the twigs in the bush.
- Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.
- He who is scared of words, has no heart for deeds.