9 Shona Proverbs
1. A hunter has no mysterious notions about the forest.
2. A new thing does not come to she who sits, but to she who travels.
3. Green maize abounds at the houses of those without teeth.
4. It is mysterious if a baboon falls from a tree.
5. No matter how thoroughly a crow may wash, it remains ever black.
6. One who refused advice was later seen bleeding.
7. The chakata fruit on the ground belongs to all, but the one on the tree is for she who can climb.
8. The cook does not have to be a beautiful woman.
9. What can be expected to be dropped is held in the hands, but what is in the heart I shall die with.