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Proverbs of Haiti



Shame is heavier than a bag of salt. ~Haitian proverb


Neighborhood is family. ~Haitian proverb


Hello is your passport. ~Haitian proverb


To hear does not mean to understand. ~Haitian proverb


Time goes but does not come back. ~Haitian proverb


If your boot is too tight, walk barefoot. ~Haitian proverb


To speak French does not mean wits. ~Haitian proverb


The tall tree sees far but the traveling seed sees farther. ~Haitian proverb


Weeds you do not want to grow in your garden, grow at your front door. ~Haitian proverb


You can shake your head but don't break your neck. ~Haitian proverb


It is on the mango tree full of fruits that they throw stones. ~Haitian proverb


Feet have no roots; everyone can fall. ~Haitian proverb


A straight stick looks crooked under water. ~Haitian proverb


Dust does not lift without wind. ~Haitian proverb


The medicine man never cures his own illness. ~Haitian proverb


The tongue is not the sea but it can drown you. ~Haitian proverb


Hypocrites are double-edged knives. ~Haitian proverb


You must lose time to have time. ~Haitian proverb


Water does not cross over holes; it must first fill the hole before it can move on. ~Haitian proverb


A woman is like mahogany — the older she is, the better she is. ~Haitian proverb


A dog has four legs but can't run on four paths at the same time. ~Haitian proverb


The doctor takes care of you but he is not God. ~Haitian proverb


A lot of small potatoes makes a big load. ~Haitian proverb


There is nothing hot that will not get cold. ~Haitian proverb



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