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POVERTY AND DISGRACE

POVERTY ALWAYS WISHES IT WERE DEAD WHILE DISGRACE ALWAYS
URGES IT TO LIVE ON.

Where learned: WEST AFRICA

Keyword(s): PERSONIFICATION

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

HE WHO IS WILLING TO WORK FINDS IT HARD TO WAIT.

Where learned: WEST AFRICA

Keyword(s): EAGERNESS ; THE WILLING WORKER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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MONEY AND WOMEN

IF YOU HAVE MONEY, SHARE IT WITH MEN
FOR WOMEN ARE UNGRATEFUL

Where learned: WEST AFRICA

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE, POSITIVE ; SEXISM ; WEALTH, GENEROSITY, GIVING

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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TWO CALABASHES

TWO CALABASHES CANNOT REMAIN ON THE WATER WITHOUT TOUCHING EACH
OTHER.

Where learned: WEST AFRICA

Keyword(s): CALABASHES=GOURDS?

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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THE VULTURE AND BALDNESS

A VULTURE DOES NOT SELL ANY MEDICINE FOR CURING BALDNESS.

Where learned: WEST AFRICA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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PROVERB: THE CHATTERBOX

WHOEVER TALKS ABOUT WHAT DOES NOT CONCERN HIM OFTEN HEARS WHAT
DOES NOT PLEASE HIM.

Where learned: WEST AFRICA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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