Category Archives: BOASTING

A tiger does not have to proclaim its tigertude. Nigerian

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Did fear or a tiger lay hold of you ? ” A man surprised is half beaten.”

Tamil.

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"*The world’s a lottery,* cries the losing gamester; and he that wins one while, perhaps, may have nothing to brag of at the foot of the account. The tables may turn again, and then he must come off a loser, notwithstanding all his former lucky hits. " Oswald Dykes.

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The chickens don’t brag about their own soup. (Marti nique Creole).

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“ Going into a river upon A mud horse. (Tdugu).” Do not depend on people who make great pretensions and boast of their power and influence, for they will fail you in time of need.

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Mules are always boasting that their ancestors were horses.
German

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Pro 27:1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

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FIMBO YA MAONYO HUADHIBU. NGU.

The stick of warnings hurts. It punishes when you do not listen to warnings.

Swahili Proverbs

Center for African Studies
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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