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Chewa Proverb Collection

Ndidyeretu, chire anasowa mbeu.
The one who ate all there was, (found out that) the bush has no seeds.
(You must not eat everything, but keep seeds for sowing the next crop; the bush has no seeds like that. Living from day to day, not foreseeing is silly. Look ahead.)
Proverb No 719 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Uwakaana Musa, ne nsomo shakwe shalabwela. / ne mpango shakwe balabwesha.
The one who refuses Musa must return the payments he received. (The father who refuses to give his daughter to the would-be bridegroom, must give back the presents that had been given.)
Mu Citonga 'musa? ekutila 'mune?. Ipinda aliti lumbwe nga tamulemufwaya kanshi nempango shintu aimene umwana wenu muli no kumubwesesha akayeupila umbi. Umuntu nga taumulefwaya wilamwikatila na ku fintu fyakwe, pantu nga wamwikatila ku fintu fyakwe ninshi no kumufwaya ulemufwaya. Mona na palya kutila: 'Ukulya akantenda kundapa ntenda?. Abantu bamo ne fyupo fya bana babo kuti lubali balepanga ukumufumyako umwana wabo kabinge lubali balelomba lumbwe ukuti abapeko utumapesa. Ipinda ili aliti filya tefyo.
Proverb No 1699 collected by Frank Carey
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