This is a continuation of the 'proverbial quotes', which began last week.
All lizards lie prostrate: how can a man tell which lizard suffers from bellyache? In time, the pain will make one of them lie flat on its back, then shall that which has been unknown be made known.
A chicken eats corn, drinks water, swallows pebbles, yet she complains of having no teeth. If she had teeth, would she eat gold? Let her ask the cow who has teeth yet eats grass.
Is it not ignorance that makes the rat attack the cat?
The hyena flirts with the hen, the hen is happy, not knowing that her death has come.
The lion's liver is vain wish for dogs
Because the farm-owner is slow to catch the thief, the thief calls the farm-owner thief.
The mangrove tree dwells in the river, but does that make it a crocodile?
Can the cockroach be innocent in a gathering of fowls?
The toad likes water, but not when the water is boiling
Secrets of the owl must not be known in daylight
When the wood-insect gathers sticks on its own head it carries them.