Even the Niger River must flow around an island." -
Hausa proverb from Nigeria. 
meaning: Sometimes the strongest person must turn aside.

Abundance will make cotton pull a stone.

Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.

Even silence speaks.

Even sugar itself may spoil a good dish.

Every fault is laid at the door of the hyena, but it does not steal a bale of cloth.

If the owner of the goat is not afraid to travel by night, the owner of a hyena certainly will not be.

If you do not agree with the phases of the moon, get a ladder and repair it.

Man only ever scores nine out of ten.

The cry of the hyena and the loss of the goat are one.

When the hyena drinks, the dog can only look on.

Hausa Proverbs, Quotes, Quotations, and Sayings