Methali: KIKULACHO KIKO NGUONI MWAKO
Meaning: That which eats you is in your clothing.
Application: It is possible to be harmed by those you trust or your close friends. Your enemies are amongst your friends.
Methali: KIMYA KINGI KINA MSHINDO MKUU
Meaning: Prolonged silence has a strong bang.
Application: Lack of communication is a sign of strained relations.
Methali: KUISHI KWINGI NI KUONA MENGI
Meaning: To live long is to see much.
Application: Experience comes with age.
Methali: KUKOPA HARUSI KULIPA MATANGA
Meaning: Borrowing is like a wedding, repaying is like mourning.
Application: It is good to honor your debts/keep your word.
Methali: KUPOTEA NJIA NDIKO KUJUA NJIA
Meaning: To loose the way is to learn the way.
Application: Making mistakes is part of learning/practice makes perfect.
Methali: MACHO HAYANA PAZIA
Meaning: Eyes have no screens, they see all that is within view.
Application: Don't expect people not to see what they want to see.
Methali: MCHELE MMOJA MAPISHI MENGI
Meaning: Rice is all one, but there are many ways of cooking it.
Application: It’s the cooking that counts. There are different ways/approaches of addressing/solving problems.
Methali: MOTO HAUZAI MOTO
Meaning: Fire does not beget fire (because in the end, all it begets is ash).
Application: Character is formed and not inherited or imitated.
Methali: MPANDA OVYO, HULA OVYO
Meaning: He who sows in a disorderly fashion will eat likewise.
Application: As you sow so shall you reap/ you reap what you sow.