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Chewa Proverb Collection

Ukapanda tsitsi, usamabise lumo.
If you have no hair, do not hide the razor blade.
(Having no hair, you have no use for a razor, but do not hide it from others who may need it.)
Proverb No 952 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Umusuku ushipona balaunyantako.
The musuku tree which does not drop its fruits is kicked. (The miser who refuses to share his wealth has it taken from him by force). (At times used by boys / young men to say that if a girl / their sweet heart says 'No' they are entitled to force her.)
Kakoni uushifwaya kufumbatuka kano ukumufyombotola. Icibemba aciti ubupapa nga bwafulisha kuti basuka balakwibila fye. Abati umuntu nga tapela teti bamusungileko ifipe fiyakwe bwino bwino. (from Stephen Mpashi)
Proverb No 1534 collected by Frank Carey
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