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ernsersallie
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Proverbs in “Things fall apart.”

Could you please provide the proverbs for each chapter separately

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tayyaba
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Chapter 1

Proverbs are the palm oil with which words are eaten.

If a child washes his hands he could eat with kings.

Chapter 2

When the moon is shining the cripple becomes hungry for walk.

Chapter 3

A man who pays respect to the great paves the way for his own greatness.

Let the kite perch and let the eagle perch too. If one says no to the other, let his wing break.

An old woman is always uneasy when dry bones are mentioned in a proverb.

Eneke the bird says that since men have learned to shoot without missing, he has learned to fly without perching.

A proud heart can survive a general failure because such a failure does not prick its pride.

Chapter 4

Looking at a king’s mouth, one would think he never sucked at his mother’s breast.

Those whose palm-kernels were cracked by a benevolent spirit should not forget to be humble.

Chapter 8

When mother-cow is chewing grass its young ones watch its mouth.

Chapter 11

A baby on its mother’s back does not know the way is long.

Chapter 13

If one finger brought oil it soiled the others.

Chapter 14

Mother is supreme.

Chapter 15

There is nothing to fear from someone who shouts.

Chapter 17

Living fire begets cold impotent ash.

Chapter 19

A child cannot pay for its mother’s milk.

Chapter 24

Men have learned to shoot without missing their mark and I have learned to fly without perching on a twig.

Whenever you see a toad jumping in broad daylight, know that something is after its life.