Tuareg proverbs

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This is a list of Tuareg proverbs.

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  • When the music changes, then the rhythm of the dance must change also.
  • To him who puts a cord around his neck, God will supply someone to pull it.
  • It is better to see for oneself than to be informed by a third person.
  • Men and women towards each other are for the eyes and the heart, and not only for the bed.
  • Houses are the graves of the living.
  • Better to walk without knowing where than to sit doing nothing.
  • That which you do not need will kill you.
  • The harm done by an elephant is like that done by a storm, or by the government.
  • Where water flows freely, people live in affluence.
  • Salt doesn't say it's salty.
    In other words, you don't have the right to talk about yourself.
  • Luxury begins the day a man starts wearing shoes.
  • In life, it is always possible to reach agreement in the end.
  • What I wish best for myself, I wish it for my friends too.
  • When the plough enters a house, so does the condition of the family become vile.
    The Tuareg work with camels but domestic or agricultural work is completely unacceptable.
  • Better a broken leg than a sharp tongue.