110 Sayings of Malagasy Origin - Strong Love Quotes

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110 Sayings of Malagasy Origin

1. "Behave like the chameleon, look forward and observe behind." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Behave like the chameleon, look forward and observe behind. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

2. "They who drink the water from the Manangareza River always come back to Madagascar." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

They who drink the water from the Manangareza River always come back to Madagascar. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

3. "Do not treat your loved one like a swinging door, you are fond of it but you push it back and forth." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Do not treat your loved one like a swinging door, you are fond of it but you push it back and forth. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

4. "The child of a rat is a rat." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

The child of a rat is a rat. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

5. "Sorrow is like rice in an attic, you use a little every day and at the end it is all gone." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Sorrow is like rice in an attic, you use a little every day and at the end it is all gone. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

6. "One can't give a grasshopper to a child if one has not caught it yet." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

One can't give a grasshopper to a child if one has not caught it yet. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

7. "The sin for which you repent is the father of virtue; but a virtue that you talk about, is the mother of sin." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

The sin for which you repent is the father of virtue; but a virtue that you talk about, is the mother of sin. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

8. "Distracted by what is far away, he does not see his nose." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Distracted by what is far away, he does not see his nose. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

9. "Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

10. "You may well have caught a bird, but have you a fire to roast it on?" (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

You may well have caught a bird, but have you a fire to roast it on? (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

11. "The dying person cannot wait for the shroud to be woven." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

The dying person cannot wait for the shroud to be woven. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

12. "When you treat someone like a wild cat, he will steal your chickens." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

When you treat someone like a wild cat, he will steal your chickens. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

13. "Wealth is like hair in the nose, it hurts to be separated whether from a little or from a lot." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Wealth is like hair in the nose, it hurts to be separated whether from a little or from a lot. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

14. "Greet everyone cordially when you don't know who your in-laws are going to be." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Greet everyone cordially when you don't know who your in-laws are going to be. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

15. "Roosters tail feathers, pretty but always behind." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Roosters tail feathers, pretty but always behind. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

16. "Don't be so in love that you can't tell when rain is coming." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Don't be so in love that you can't tell when rain is coming. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

17. "Those who know how to swim are the ones who sink." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Those who know how to swim are the ones who sink. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

18. "Don't be so much in love that you can't tell when it's raining." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Don't be so much in love that you can't tell when it's raining. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

19. "Even the bottom of a basket finds something to hold." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Even the bottom of a basket finds something to hold. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

20. "Marriage is not a tight knot, but a slip knot." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Marriage is not a tight knot, but a slip knot. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

21. "It is better to refuse than to accept and not to go." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

It is better to refuse than to accept and not to go. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

22. "Don't praise your wife before a year." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Don't praise your wife before a year. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

23. "When the king reigns it is thanks to the people; when a river sings it's thanks to the stones." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

When the king reigns it is thanks to the people; when a river sings it's thanks to the stones. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

24. "The king inherits a country, the people only hard work." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

The king inherits a country, the people only hard work. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

25. "The dog's bark is not might, but fright." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

The dog's bark is not might, but fright. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

26. "May your friendship not be like a stone, if it breaks you cannot put the pieces together. May it be like iron, when it breaks, you can weld the pieces back together." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

May your friendship not be like a stone, if it breaks you cannot put the pieces together. May it be like iron, when it breaks, you can weld the pieces back together. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

27. "A fortuneteller says, “If it's not a boy, it will be a girl”." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

A fortuneteller says, “If it's not a boy, it will be a girl”. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

28. "The earth is God's bride, she feeds the living and cherishes the dead." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

The earth is God's bride, she feeds the living and cherishes the dead. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

29. "Money is like a guest, it comes today, leaves tomorrow." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Money is like a guest, it comes today, leaves tomorrow. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

30. "As long as the mouse keeps still you can be sure that the cat stays on guard." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

As long as the mouse keeps still you can be sure that the cat stays on guard. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

31. "Iron does not clang by itself." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Iron does not clang by itself. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

32. "Divorce a young woman and you make another man happy." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Divorce a young woman and you make another man happy. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

33. "An egg does not fight a rock." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

An egg does not fight a rock. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

34. "The earth is a giant cooking pot and men are the meat therein." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

The earth is a giant cooking pot and men are the meat therein. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

35. "You can catch a cricket in your hand but its song is all over the field." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

You can catch a cricket in your hand but its song is all over the field. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

36. "If the hill is on fire the grasshoppers are roasted." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

If the hill is on fire the grasshoppers are roasted. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

37. "Idleness moves so slowly that it will be overtaken by misery." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Idleness moves so slowly that it will be overtaken by misery. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

38. "Do not be like a miser who saves for those who will bury him." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Do not be like a miser who saves for those who will bury him. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

39. "By getting angry, you show you are wrong." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

By getting angry, you show you are wrong. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

40. "Crows are black everywhere." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Crows are black everywhere. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

41. "When you are looking for a country with no tombstones you will find yourself in the land of cannibals." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

When you are looking for a country with no tombstones you will find yourself in the land of cannibals. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

42. "Advice is a stranger; if he's welcome he stays for the night; if not, he leaves the same day." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Advice is a stranger; if he's welcome he stays for the night; if not, he leaves the same day. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

43. "Those who rush things too much, without reflection, can be surpassed by those who take their time." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Those who rush things too much, without reflection, can be surpassed by those who take their time. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

44. "Be like the mouth and the hand, when the hand is hurt the mouth blows on it, when the mouth is hurt the hand rubs it." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Be like the mouth and the hand, when the hand is hurt the mouth blows on it, when the mouth is hurt the hand rubs it. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

45. "Cross in a crowd and the crocodile won't eat you." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Cross in a crowd and the crocodile won't eat you. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

46. "From all the fish in the pot you can only make one soup." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

From all the fish in the pot you can only make one soup. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

47. "If you try to cleanse others, just like soap, you will waste away in the process!" (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

If you try to cleanse others, just like soap, you will waste away in the process! (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

48. "Disgraced like a man whose own pet bites him." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Disgraced like a man whose own pet bites him. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

49. "However little food we have, we'll share it even if it's only one locust." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

However little food we have, we'll share it even if it's only one locust. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

50. "Ants can attack with a grain of rice." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Ants can attack with a grain of rice. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

51. "Debts make the thief." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Debts make the thief. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

52. "A chicken that hatches a crocodile's eggs is looking for trouble." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

A chicken that hatches a crocodile's eggs is looking for trouble. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

53. "To love the law is to lose money." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

To love the law is to lose money. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

54. "Nothing is as full of victory as patience." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Nothing is as full of victory as patience. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

55. "Do not waste your time looking for soft ground to drive your spade in." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Do not waste your time looking for soft ground to drive your spade in. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

56. "A patient that can swallow food makes the nurse doubtful." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

A patient that can swallow food makes the nurse doubtful. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

57. "If we don't fight we remain equals, if we do fight then one of us wins." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

If we don't fight we remain equals, if we do fight then one of us wins. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

58. "A canoe does not know who is king. When it turns over, everyone gets wet." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

A canoe does not know who is king. When it turns over, everyone gets wet. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

59. "Govern a country as you would roast a crocodile on a spit." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Govern a country as you would roast a crocodile on a spit. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

60. "Flatters, like rats, tickle and then bite." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Flatters, like rats, tickle and then bite. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

61. "Words are like the spider's web, a shelter for the clever ones and a trap for the not-so-clever." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Words are like the spider's web, a shelter for the clever ones and a trap for the not-so-clever. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

62. "Flint and gunpowder, every time they meet there is an explosion." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Flint and gunpowder, every time they meet there is an explosion. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

63. "It is the softness of the lime that is fatal to the bird." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

It is the softness of the lime that is fatal to the bird. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

64. "You can't blame the axe for the noise made by the chicken you are about to slaughter." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

You can't blame the axe for the noise made by the chicken you are about to slaughter. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

65. "If love is torn apart you cannot stitch the pieces together again." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

If love is torn apart you cannot stitch the pieces together again. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

66. "The end of an ox is beef, and the end of a lie is grief." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

The end of an ox is beef, and the end of a lie is grief. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

67. "To deny God's existence is like jumping with your eyes closed." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

To deny God's existence is like jumping with your eyes closed. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

68. "He is truly hungry who accepts defeat in a fight over meat." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

He is truly hungry who accepts defeat in a fight over meat. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

69. "Beware of French people who pretend to quarrel with each other, they will join together to fight you." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Beware of French people who pretend to quarrel with each other, they will join together to fight you. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

70. "All who live under the sky are woven together like one big mat." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

All who live under the sky are woven together like one big mat. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

71. "Only thin dogs become wild." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Only thin dogs become wild. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

72. "The barking dog gives you no power, it gives you fear." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

The barking dog gives you no power, it gives you fear. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

73. "The night brings wisdom." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

The night brings wisdom. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

74. "Better to lose a little money than a little friendship." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Better to lose a little money than a little friendship. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

75. "Love is like young rice, plant it elsewhere, still it grows." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Love is like young rice, plant it elsewhere, still it grows. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

76. "Crosses are ladders that lead to heaven." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Crosses are ladders that lead to heaven. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

77. "Don't blame the axe for the noise made by the chicken you are about to slaughter." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Don't blame the axe for the noise made by the chicken you are about to slaughter. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

78. "Even the dead in their family vaults enjoy being in large company." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Even the dead in their family vaults enjoy being in large company. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

79. "Do not kick away the canoe which helped you to cross the river." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Do not kick away the canoe which helped you to cross the river. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

80. "One does not like hot, the other does not like cold; make it tepid to make an agreement." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

One does not like hot, the other does not like cold; make it tepid to make an agreement. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

81. "If the stone is not milky, its owner will generally not obtain the best price from it." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

If the stone is not milky, its owner will generally not obtain the best price from it. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

82. "The lazy man who goes to borrow a spade says, “I hope I will not find one”." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

The lazy man who goes to borrow a spade says, “I hope I will not find one”. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

83. "Nothing is so difficult that diligence cannot master it." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Nothing is so difficult that diligence cannot master it. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

84. "Do not scare the birds you are going to shoot." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Do not scare the birds you are going to shoot. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

85. "Poverty won't allow him to lift up his head; dignity won't allow him to bow it down." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Poverty won't allow him to lift up his head; dignity won't allow him to bow it down. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

86. "Truth is like sugar cane; even if you chew it for a long time, it is still sweet." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Truth is like sugar cane; even if you chew it for a long time, it is still sweet. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

87. "Sadness is a valuable treasure, only discovered in people you love." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Sadness is a valuable treasure, only discovered in people you love. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

88. "If you sell a drum in your own village, you get the money and keep the sound." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

If you sell a drum in your own village, you get the money and keep the sound. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

89. "When the ducks are quacking the frogs take it as a warning." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

When the ducks are quacking the frogs take it as a warning. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

90. "Indecision is like the stepchild, if he doesn't wash his hands, he is called dirty; if he does, he is wasting the water." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Indecision is like the stepchild, if he doesn't wash his hands, he is called dirty; if he does, he is wasting the water. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

91. "Don't help a bull out of a ditch, for when he's out he'll butt you." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Don't help a bull out of a ditch, for when he's out he'll butt you. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

92. "Words go further than bullets." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Words go further than bullets. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

93. "It is not the fire in the fireplace which warms the house, but the couple who get along well." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

It is not the fire in the fireplace which warms the house, but the couple who get along well. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

94. "Don't kick a sleeping dog." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Don't kick a sleeping dog. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

95. "You can't catch a louse with one finger." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

You can't catch a louse with one finger. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

96. "Power corrupts." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Power corrupts. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

97. "Life is a shadow and a mist; it passes quickly by, and is no more." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Life is a shadow and a mist; it passes quickly by, and is no more. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

98. "Friendship reminds us of fathers, love of mothers." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Friendship reminds us of fathers, love of mothers. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

99. "Better to be guilty in the eyes of men than in the eyes of God." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Better to be guilty in the eyes of men than in the eyes of God. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

100. "When the crocodiles leave, the Caymans come." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

When the crocodiles leave, the Caymans come. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

101. "A man who lets his problems get the better of him is like the man who divorces his wife the first time she makes him angry." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

A man who lets his problems get the better of him is like the man who divorces his wife the first time she makes him angry. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

102. "You think you are strong like the corn plant, yet the bean vine is already choking you." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

You think you are strong like the corn plant, yet the bean vine is already choking you. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

103. "Words are like eggs, when they are hatched they have wings." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Words are like eggs, when they are hatched they have wings. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

104. "Sick people are like kings." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Sick people are like kings. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

105. "Living is not a reward and dying is no crime." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Living is not a reward and dying is no crime. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

106. "Whichever hand is cut, the whole body feels the pain." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Whichever hand is cut, the whole body feels the pain. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

107. "Don't take a second mouthful before you have swallowed the first." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Don't take a second mouthful before you have swallowed the first. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

108. "The food which is prepared has no master." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

The food which is prepared has no master. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

109. "Do not measure up the wood before the tree is cut down." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

Do not measure up the wood before the tree is cut down. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings

 

110. "A starving crocodile is never pleasant." (Malagasy Sayings) Click to tweet

A starving crocodile is never pleasant. (Malagasy Sayings);  #AfricanSayings