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Chewa Proverb Collection

Pwata-pwata phulu, sapsetsa ndiwo.
Taking the pot off the fire when you think the water is boiling does not get the relish cooked.
(Let the water boil, leave it, be patient, wait until it is all nicely cooked, your checking retards the process.)
Proverb No 856 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Umwana musuma bamona kw'ifumo / mw'ifumo.
A good child is perceived as such already in the womb.
Umulimo usuma umonekela pakutampa. Pamushi nga tabakupokelele bwino wikulapo ng'anda.
Proverb No 1577 collected by Frank Carey
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