Shona Proverbs

Running is not getting there.

Shona Tribe Proverb

The heart is like a tree, it grows where it wishes.

Shona Tribe Proverb

The only place that is far for a hyena, is the place that has no food.

Shona Tribe Proverb

He who has skin has meat, it’s better than having bone

Shona Tribe Proverb

He who weeps sheds tears

Shona Tribe Proverb

He who warns you is your friend

Shona Tribe Proverb

A hill is steep for those who live far off, those who leave near, play running uphill and downhill

Shona Tribe Proverb

You have no power over what does not belong to you.

Shona Tribe Proverb

Only what you have eaten is surely yours, what you haven’t is owed to the king.

Shona Tribe Proverb

What grows withers away, an old baboon’s head is deformed into the shape of a spoon.

Shona Tribe Proverb

 

You would only know your grandmother after being told.

Shona Tribe Proverb

“If I had known” cannot guide you.

Shona Tribe Proverb

The boss is always the boss. A big bird can’t perch on grass leaves.

Shona Tribe Proverb

A goat will only give birth in front of people to be protected from dogs.

Shona Tribe Proverb