Congolese Sayings and Proverbs

Congolese Sayings and Proverbs

Do not like sleep, lest you become poor; Open your eyes, you will be full of bread.
Open your heart to instruction, and your ears to the words of science.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of science; Insane people despise wisdom and education.
Let the wise man listen, and he will increase his knowledge, and he who is intelligent will acquire skill.
A deferred hope makes the heart sick, But a fulfilled desire is a tree of life.
The sloth says: There is a lion outside! I will be killed in the streets!
The lazy soul has desires it cannot satisfy; But the soul of diligent men will be satisfied.

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Enjoy your youth.
You'll never be younger than you are at this very moment.
Friendship is like a cup of tea. It has to be clear enough to look down to its bottom.
No street is too long with a friend by your side.
Eternal sunshine creates deserts.
We need nights to discover the stars.
Whatever you feel in your heart is reflected in your face.
An intelligent Person knows everything, a superficial Person, everyone.
Happiness is with the one that's laughing.
He, who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He, who does not ask remains a fool forever.
Face the light and all shadows will fall behind you.
It's not important to be better than others. It's important to be better than you've been the day before.
Drinking tea is to forget the noise of the world.
We need the cold to enjoy the warmth.
'It is as though I have a black dog and a white dog inside me fighting each other constantly.' The black dog, he explained, represented evil and the white dog represented good. The missionary asked him, 'Which dog wins the fight within you?' After several moments of silence, the native said, 'The dog that wins is the one I feed and the dog that loses is the one I starve.'
True nobility lies not in being superior to another man, but being superior to one's previous self.
The sword makes no difference between its smith's head and others'.
Don't dispraise God for creating the tiger. Thank him that he created the tiger with no wings.
A day of traveling will bring a basketful of learning.
Be kind, be brave and never give up!
A meal without rice is like a pretty girl with only one eye.
There is no winter without snow, no spring without sunshine, and no happiness without companions.
The fire is winter's fruit.
Wherever you go and whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be there with you.
May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow.
And may trouble avoid you wherever you go.
May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future!
April weather, rain and sunshine both together.
You want to know what your neighbours think about you? Start a fight with them.
A bath renews the body, a cup of tea renews the spirit.
If you wish your merit to be known, acknowledge that of other people.
A man's gotta do, what a man's gotta do.
If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together.
Don't send a boy to do a man's job.

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