Work started is already partially done.
That which comes by day prevents weeding, that which comes by night prevents sleep.
What grows even in your absence is an ox, a field grows by being extended.
Where there is a farmer, there is a grumbler.
If you weed four ant-hills it means you were not disturbed.
The farming field is afraid of the road.
How biting must the hunger be that even an expert farmer sleeps on wild plums?
The mole’s efforts are spent digging a field which it did not plough.
A big hoe is given to an industrious person - giving a lazy one, they will sleep with it.
If it were a seed, it would be sown at the edge of the field.
Shame is worse than death.
Death does not care if one is a good person
Death is like an eagle which takes a chick leaving the mother hen mourning.
For death, no mat is spread.
Death knows no chief.
It is wealth that is invited but death comes on its own accord.
To the disabled, it is nothing like death.
The reward for wickedness is death.
A hill is revered by those far away, those nearby play with it.
Kudada kwavari mugomo kukumbira vari pasi mapfiwa; Kudada kwavari mugomo kukumbira tsvairo vari mungan’a
It is mockery/arrogance when mountain dwellers ask for hearth stones from these who live in the valley/plains. The arrogance of those on the hill is to ask those on the plain for straw-brooms.
What has occurred has occurred, water does not flow up a mountain.
Small hill, be hideous on one side so children can play on the other side.
To climb a mountain you go round and around it. To climb a mountain successfully, one needs to meander up it
A healer cannot treat him or herself.
To pay the physician/healer means to provide the cure.
A healer who is soft allows wounds to fester.
Death has no healer/doctor.
A womb is an indiscriminate container, it bears a thief and a witch.
A witch does not bewitch her husband.
A witch is a chief.