Rwandan proverbs

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Proverbs from Rwanda.


  • The elephants fight, but it is the grass that suffers.
  • Every man has a secret corner of his mind that nobody will ever know.
  • If you want to own cows you must sleep in the fields with them.
  • Whoever does not talk to his father never knows what his grandfather said.
  • A message is given to many, but those who are meant to understand, understand.
    • As quoted in "Killer Songs" (17 March 2002), by Donald G. McNeil, Jr., The New York Times

External links[edit]

  • Encyclopedic article on Rwanda on Wikipedia