93 Sayings of Jamaican Origin - Strong Love Quotes

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93 Sayings of Jamaican Origin

1. "When your own funeral is approaching, you don't pick and choose your grave diggers." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

When your own funeral is approaching, you don't pick and choose your grave diggers. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

2. "A lawyer looks at you with one eye, but he looks at your pocket with two." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

A lawyer looks at you with one eye, but he looks at your pocket with two. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

3. "You cannot tie up a dog with a chain of sausages." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

You cannot tie up a dog with a chain of sausages. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

4. "Barking saves biting." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Barking saves biting. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

5. "Scratch an old woman's back and she will let you taste her pepper pot." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Scratch an old woman's back and she will let you taste her pepper pot. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

6. "A cock's mouth causes its death." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

A cock's mouth causes its death. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

7. "Those who can't dance blame it on the music." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Those who can't dance blame it on the music. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

8. "Bushes have ears, walls have eyes." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Bushes have ears, walls have eyes. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

9. "See and blind, hear and deaf." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

See and blind, hear and deaf. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

10. "Keep your secret in your own gourd." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Keep your secret in your own gourd. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

11. "Chicken is merry, a hawk is nearby." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Chicken is merry, a hawk is nearby. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

12. "The umbrella was made for rainy days, the white man uses it for the sun." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

The umbrella was made for rainy days, the white man uses it for the sun. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

13. "Virtue never goes far without the company of idleness." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Virtue never goes far without the company of idleness. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

14. "The tune you are playing is not the one I am dancing to." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

The tune you are playing is not the one I am dancing to. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

15. "I am old but I am not cold." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

I am old but I am not cold. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

16. "To see me and come live with me are two different things." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

To see me and come live with me are two different things. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

17. "Trouble doesn't give signs like the rain." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Trouble doesn't give signs like the rain. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

18. "I came here to drink milk; I didn't come to count cows." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

I came here to drink milk; I didn't come to count cows. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

19. "Sleepy turtles never catch up with the sunrise." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Sleepy turtles never catch up with the sunrise. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

20. "If you don't take it, you don't have it." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

If you don't take it, you don't have it. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

21. "Beautiful woman, beautiful trouble." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Beautiful woman, beautiful trouble. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

22. "That which you do not know is older than you." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

That which you do not know is older than you. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

23. "Those who really want something cannot get it, those who are always getting things do not want it." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Those who really want something cannot get it, those who are always getting things do not want it. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

24. "Sleep has no master." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Sleep has no master. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

25. "If chickens were judges, cockroaches would be sentenced." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

If chickens were judges, cockroaches would be sentenced. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

26. "A ghost knows whom to frighten." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

A ghost knows whom to frighten. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

27. "If you follow a fool, you're a fool yourself." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

If you follow a fool, you're a fool yourself. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

28. "The crab says he does not trust any shadow after dark." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

The crab says he does not trust any shadow after dark. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

29. "A little pepper burns a big man's mouth." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

A little pepper burns a big man's mouth. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

30. "Not everything you hear is good for conversation." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Not everything you hear is good for conversation. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

31. "The nearer the bone, the sweeter the meat." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

The nearer the bone, the sweeter the meat. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

32. "Keep both eyes open before you are married and afterwards close only one." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Keep both eyes open before you are married and afterwards close only one. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

33. "If a flea had money, it would buy its own dog." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

If a flea had money, it would buy its own dog. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

34. "Eat with the devil but give him a long spoon." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Eat with the devil but give him a long spoon. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

35. "You shake a man's hand, you don't shake his heart." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

You shake a man's hand, you don't shake his heart. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

36. "You can't take the milk back from the coffee." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

You can't take the milk back from the coffee. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

37. "You can stop a bird from flying over you, but you can't stop it building a nest." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

You can stop a bird from flying over you, but you can't stop it building a nest. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

38. "No call alligator long mouth till you pass him." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

No call alligator long mouth till you pass him. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

39. "Learn to crawl before you walk." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Learn to crawl before you walk. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

40. "Before a dog goes without his supper, he will eat cockroaches." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Before a dog goes without his supper, he will eat cockroaches. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

41. "When you point your finger at someone, look where the other fingers point." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

When you point your finger at someone, look where the other fingers point. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

42. "Meat that the cat brings in never gets to your plate." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Meat that the cat brings in never gets to your plate. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

43. "Fire is at a mouse's tail, he thinks it's cool breeze." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Fire is at a mouse's tail, he thinks it's cool breeze. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

44. "Marriage has teeth and it bites hard." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Marriage has teeth and it bites hard. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

45. "I didn't come here to hear that a horse is dead and a cow is fat." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

I didn't come here to hear that a horse is dead and a cow is fat. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

46. "Empty pots will never boil over." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Empty pots will never boil over. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

47. "The pig asked his Mother why her mouth was so long; Mother said, "Don't worry child, you are growing, you will see"." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

The pig asked his Mother why her mouth was so long; Mother said,

 

48. "The spider and the fly can't make a deal." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

The spider and the fly can't make a deal. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

49. "Not everything that is good to eat is good to talk about." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Not everything that is good to eat is good to talk about. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

50. "You do not know how the parson got his gown." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

You do not know how the parson got his gown. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

51. "A little axe can cut down a big tree." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

A little axe can cut down a big tree. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

52. "Tired feet always say that the path is long." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Tired feet always say that the path is long. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

53. "Every hoe has their thicket of bushes." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Every hoe has their thicket of bushes. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

54. "Cows do not indulge in horseplay." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Cows do not indulge in horseplay. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

55. "A man with trousers that are too short should wear long suspenders." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

A man with trousers that are too short should wear long suspenders. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

56. "Prayer only from the mouth is no prayer." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Prayer only from the mouth is no prayer. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

57. "What tastes good to a goat will later upset his stomach." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

What tastes good to a goat will later upset his stomach. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

58. "Too much hurry, and get there tomorrow; take time, get there today." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Too much hurry, and get there tomorrow; take time, get there today. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

59. "Today can't catch tomorrow." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Today can't catch tomorrow. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

60. "Make a friend when you don't need one." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Make a friend when you don't need one. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

61. "When a cocoa is ripe it will burst." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

When a cocoa is ripe it will burst. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

62. "When you go to a donkey's house, don't talk about ears." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

When you go to a donkey's house, don't talk about ears. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

63. "Time is longer than a rope." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Time is longer than a rope. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

64. "You will often see a high collar above an empty stomach." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

You will often see a high collar above an empty stomach. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

65. "What the goat does, the kid follows." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

What the goat does, the kid follows. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

66. "You can't have two faces under one hat." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

You can't have two faces under one hat. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

67. "Every little makes something." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Every little makes something. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

68. "If “How are you?” cost a cent, few would hear it." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

If “How are you?” cost a cent, few would hear it. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

69. "If you see everybody running take your time." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

If you see everybody running take your time. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

70. "When you buy beef, you buy bones; when you buy land, you buy rocks." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

When you buy beef, you buy bones; when you buy land, you buy rocks. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

71. "Every dog knows his dinnertime." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Every dog knows his dinnertime. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

72. "I threw my corn but I didn't call any fowl." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

I threw my corn but I didn't call any fowl. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

73. "An old debt is better than an old grudge." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

An old debt is better than an old grudge. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

74. "The black man steals just half of very little, but the white man steals the whole sugar plantation." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

The black man steals just half of very little, but the white man steals the whole sugar plantation. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

75. "The hungry fowl wakes early." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

The hungry fowl wakes early. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

76. "One by one cocoa can full a basket." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

One by one cocoa can full a basket. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

77. "When a dog has money, he buys cheese." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

When a dog has money, he buys cheese. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

78. "You can say anything to a man with a full stomach." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

You can say anything to a man with a full stomach. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

79. "Words die and men keep on living." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Words die and men keep on living. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

80. "Words in mouth, no load upon head." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Words in mouth, no load upon head. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

81. "A good conscience is better than a big wage." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

A good conscience is better than a big wage. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

82. "If speech is worth a shilling, silence is worth a pound." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

If speech is worth a shilling, silence is worth a pound. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

83. "Pay the doctor, praise the Lord." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Pay the doctor, praise the Lord. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

84. "Give a man my horse; he wants a saddle as well." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Give a man my horse; he wants a saddle as well. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

85. "If you want to know who your friends are, lie by the roadside and pretend to be drunk." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

If you want to know who your friends are, lie by the roadside and pretend to be drunk. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

86. "When the affected lady is doing well she eats her peas with a pin." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

When the affected lady is doing well she eats her peas with a pin. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

87. "Clothes cover up character." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Clothes cover up character. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

88. "Because the parrot makes a noise, they say that he is the only one that ate the banana." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Because the parrot makes a noise, they say that he is the only one that ate the banana. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

89. "The soldiers blood, the general's reputation." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

The soldiers blood, the general's reputation. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

90. "Save money and money will save you." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Save money and money will save you. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

91. "I was not born when my mother was gone to the market." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

I was not born when my mother was gone to the market. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

92. "Behind the dog it is “dog,” in front of it, it's “mister dog”." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Behind the dog it is “dog,” in front of it, it's “mister dog”. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings

 

93. "Going to bed without dinner is better than waking up in debt." (Jamaican Sayings) Click to tweet

Going to bed without dinner is better than waking up in debt. (Jamaican Sayings);  #CaribbeanSayings