List of Maasai Proverbs Sayings

Home is not far away when you are alive.

The night has ears.

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A proverb does not answer itself.

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Don't reply one wrong with another.

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The buttocks never mistake the ground.

Hide the mouthfuls of food.

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Man is always beaten by his own tricks.

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The daily path never ends.

The daily path never ends.

Don't fight a lion with a stick.

Don't fight a lion with a stick.

The village which is not discussed is not built.

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The village which is not discussed is not built.

One house cannot be divided.

One house cannot be divided.

The elephant does not get tired of his tusks.

The elephant does not get tired of his tusks.

Home is not far away when you are alive.

Home is not far away when you are alive.

You know what to say, but you do not know what you might be told.

You know what to say, but you do not know what you might be told.

The withered tree will destroy the healthy tree when it falls down.

The withered tree will destroy the healthy tree when it falls down.

Life has seasons.

Life has seasons.

The eye cannot penetrate darkness.

One head cannot hold all wisdom.

The eye of God is large.

Do not allow the belly to make you useless.

It is the belly which daily gives thanks.

The words of the elders are blessed.

One finger does not kill a louse.

A particle of goat dung cannot be eaten by a large gourd.

The forest has ears.

A lion can run faster than we can, but we can run farther.

Foolishness first, then wisdom.

Lonely is one.

Don't praise tomorrow because tomorrow praises itself.

Happiness is as good as food.

You cannot force water up a hill.

Be as familiar with observation as you are with the place you live.

Do not sweep someone else's home while yours is dirty.

Friendship likes distance.

The man does not see the brisket he is eating.

May you be as big as the white mountain.

A zebra takes its stripes wherever it goes.

The neck cannot become the head.

He is like a hyena's sinew.

It is impossible to find a man who has everything, but it is possible tofind one who enjoys the things he has.

He who is unable to dance says that the yard is stony.

He who is unable to dance says that the yard is stony.

The cow has no owner.

The cow has no owner.

Daylight follows a dark night.

Daylight follows a dark night.

It is better to be poor and live long than to be rich and die young.

It is better to be poor and live long than to be rich and die young.

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