Malawian Proverbs & Sayings (59 Proverbs)


  • The day will come when cats have horns and Dutchmen will be circumcised.
    (Malawian Proverb)

  • If you dip your arm into the picklepot let it be up to the elbow.
    (Malawian Proverb)

  • When you are crossing over a river you might be eaten by crocodiles, but don't let yourself get bitten by the little fish.
    (Malawian Proverb)

  • Crime leaves a trail like a water beetle; like a snail, it leaves its silver track; like a horse-mango, it leaves its smell.
    (Malawian Proverb)

  • The cradle is rocked but the baby is pinched.
    (Malawian Proverb)


  • If you are going to bathe, get thoroughly wet.
    (Malawian Proverb)

  • When the sky falls down, the earth shall melt.
    (Malawian Proverb)

  • Buffaloes are held by ropes, man by his words.
    (Malawian Proverb)

  • The body pays for a slip of the foot, and gold pays for a slip of the tongue.
    (Malawian Proverb)

  • However big the whale may be, the tiny harpoon can rob him of life.
    (Malawian Proverb)


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