When deeds speak, words are nothing.
Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.
When the moon is shining the cripple becomes hungry for a walk
A man who pays respect to the great paves the way for his own greatness
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
"Come and I'll tell you something," tickles the ear.
"What's all the fuss?" said the crane after the eel had slipped away. "I never liked fish anyway."
A beggar won't mind being insulted.
A blacksmith has no need of an axe.
A bowl should not laugh when a calabash breaks.
A chick that will grow into a cock can be spotted the very day it hatches.
A chicken with beautiful plumage does not sit in a corner.
A child's fingers are not scalded by a piece of hot yam which his mother puts into his palm.
A dog does not mind being called a dog.
A dog never forgets his master.
A dog returns to where he has been fed.
A guest who breaks the dishes of his host is not soon forgotten.
A lie has many variations, the truth none.
A man does not run among thorns for no reason; either he is chasing a snake or a snake is chasing him.
A man who cries all the time is not heard.
A needle cannot hold two threads or a mind two thoughts.