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  • Sak vid pa kanpe.

    No work gets done on an empty stomach. You get out what you put in.

    Dèyè mòn, gen mòn.

    After one sorrow, more sorrows. If it's not one thing, it's another. There's more than meets the eye.

    Bèl fanm, bèl malè.

    A beautiful woman means trouble.

    Nèg di san fè, Bondye fè san di.

    Man talks, God acts.

    Pale franse pa di lespri pou sa.

    Fancy talk doesn't mean brains.

    Milat pòv se nèg, nèg rich se milat.

    Money is everything.

    Prese bon, dousman bon.

    There's more than right one way.

    Tan ale, li pa tounen.

    We can never recapture the past.

    Tout moun se moun.

    Everyone deserves to be treated as a human being.

    Anpil bèl bagay anmè*.

    Looks are deceiving.

    Si ou bay pòv, se Bondye ou prete.

    Charity has its rewards.

    Nanpwen* kòb, nanpwen manje.

    You get what you pay for.

    Tande pa di konprann pou sa.

    Hearing is one thing, understanding is another.

    Piti piti zwazo fè nich* li.

    Everything takes time.

    Lanne pase toujou pi bon.

    The grass is always greener on the other side.

    Lè ou krache* an lè, li tonbe sou nen ou.

    What goes around, comes around.

    Apre dans, tanbou* toujou lou.

    After the excitement is over, life can be a drag.

    Kreyòl pale, kreyòl konprann.

    Creole (as opposed to French) means straight, honest talk.

    Kouri lapli, tonbe larivyè.

    In avoiding one thing, we fall into something worse.

    Pise marengwen ogmante larivyè.

    Every little drop counts.

    Po tè pa goumen* ak po fè.

    Know thyself.

    Fanm se zanj, fanm se denmon.

    Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em.

    CHITA PA BAY.

    Sitting around won't get you anywhere.

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