Ethiopian Proverbs and Quotes

Yene Tafach, Anchi Bicha – www.ethiopiawinet.org
An assortment of Ethiopian Proverbs and Quotes
by Aesop pertaining to love and relationships.

“One who plants grapes by the road side,
and one who marries a pretty woman,
share the same problem.” – Ethio-Proverb

“Please all, and you will please none.” – Aesop

“When the heart overflows,
it comes out through the mouth.” — Ethio- Proverb

“It is with our passions as it is with fire and water,
they are good servants, but bad masters.” – Aesop

“You think of water when the well is empty” – Ethio-Proverb.

”Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit,
and it is but common prudence to see our way
out before we venture in.” – Aesop

“The one who is mistaken is the
one who does nothing.” – Ethio-Proverb

“Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop

“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” – Ethio-Proverb

“Appearances are often deceiving.” -.Aesop

“When the Nile knows a secret,
the desert will soon know it too.” Ethio-Proverb

“I love you,.and because I love you,
I would sooner have you hate me for telling
you the truth than you adore me for telling you lies.” – Aesop

“Great men have great hearts.” – Ethio-Proverb

“The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.” – Aesop

“Regret, like a tail, comes at the end.” – Ethio-Proverb

“The unhappy derive comfort
from the misfortunes of others.” – Aesop

“A home without a woman is no
better than a barn without cattle.” – Etho-Proverb

“We should look to the mind,
and not to the outward appearance.” – Aesop

“What one desires is always
better than what one has.” Ethio-Proverb

“We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.” – Aesop

“If the heart is sad, tears will flow.” -.Ethio-Proverb

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

“Coffee and love taste best when hot.” — Ethio-Proverb

“Love can tame the wildest” -.Aesop

“When one is in love,
a cliff becomes a meadow.”– Ethio-Proverb

“We often despise what is most useful to us.” – Aesop

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