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      Isikuni sinyuka nomkwezeli.

      A brand burns him who stirs it up.


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      "Do not misuse your time while following your heart, for it is offensive to the soul to waste one's time." ~ Ptahhotep

      "A man's mind is elevated to the status of the women he associates with." ~ Alexandre Dumas

      "If another people rest on your ignorance--and they do--they will educate you into ignorance."- Dr. Amos Wilson

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      Akuko mpukane inqakulela enye.

      One fly does not provide for another.

      A saying of the industrious to the idle, meaning that each should work for himself as the flies do.

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      "Do not misuse your time while following your heart, for it is offensive to the soul to waste one's time." ~ Ptahhotep

      "A man's mind is elevated to the status of the women he associates with." ~ Alexandre Dumas

      "If another people rest on your ignorance--and they do--they will educate you into ignorance."- Dr. Amos Wilson

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      Izinto azimntaka Ngqika zonke.

      It is not every one who is a son of Gaika.

      Gaika was at the beginning of this century the most powerful chief west of the Kei. This proverb signifies that all are not equally fortunate.

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      "Do not misuse your time while following your heart, for it is offensive to the soul to waste one's time." ~ Ptahhotep

      "A man's mind is elevated to the status of the women he associates with." ~ Alexandre Dumas

      "If another people rest on your ignorance--and they do--they will educate you into ignorance."- Dr. Amos Wilson

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      Lukozo lomya.

      It is the seed of the umya (a species of wild hemp).

      This saying is applied to any thing or person considered very beautiful. The seed referred to is like a small jet black bead.


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      "A man's mind is elevated to the status of the women he associates with." ~ Alexandre Dumas

      "If another people rest on your ignorance--and they do--they will educate you into ignorance."- Dr. Amos Wilson

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      Ulahla imbo yako ngopoyiyana.

      You have cast away your own for that which you are not sure of.


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      "A man's mind is elevated to the status of the women he associates with." ~ Alexandre Dumas

      "If another people rest on your ignorance--and they do--they will educate you into ignorance."- Dr. Amos Wilson

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      Isala kutyelwa siva noolopu.

      A person who will not take advice gets knowledge when trouble overtakes him.


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      "A man's mind is elevated to the status of the women he associates with." ~ Alexandre Dumas

      "If another people rest on your ignorance--and they do--they will educate you into ignorance."- Dr. Amos Wilson

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      Amaqotyazana angalaliyo emzini.

      They are people of experience who do not sleep at a strange place.

      This proverb is used in praise of one who is smart in going a message, or who performs any duty at a distance quickly.

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      "Do not misuse your time while following your heart, for it is offensive to the soul to waste one's time." ~ Ptahhotep

      "A man's mind is elevated to the status of the women he associates with." ~ Alexandre Dumas

      "If another people rest on your ignorance--and they do--they will educate you into ignorance."- Dr. Amos Wilson

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      Ubukulu abubangwa.

      One does not become great by claiming greatness.


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      "A man's mind is elevated to the status of the women he associates with." ~ Alexandre Dumas

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      Ithemba liyaphilisa

      Hope causes one to live
      "Do not misuse your time while following your heart, for it is offensive to the soul to waste one's time." ~ Ptahhotep

      "A man's mind is elevated to the status of the women he associates with." ~ Alexandre Dumas

      "If another people rest on your ignorance--and they do--they will educate you into ignorance."- Dr. Amos Wilson

     

     
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