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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

Pungwa uko afutatile, eko emina.
The kite: the place it turned its back to is the place where it rose from. (We like to return to our birth place. Also: God made us from clay and we will return to clay.)
Umuntu untu wasuula ico mulanda, eukasala kateeka obe no kukwafwa mumacushi yonse, akaba nicibusa waciine kuntanshi. Palici natulinga ukutemwa abanensu, pantu tatwaishiba abantu abali no kutwafwa kuntanshi. (1.144)
Proverb No 1109 collected by Frank Carey
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