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YORUBA:  LANGUAGE OF THE SAGES

YORUBA:  LANGUAGE OF THE SAGES

– The Perspectives of the Thinkers

YORUBA: Ọmọ ọlọ́mọ là’ńrán n’íṣẹ́ dé t’òru’t’òru; abẹ́’ni’lórí kìí jẹ́ ká mú idà k’ọjá l’órí òun.

ENGLISH TRANSLATION BY DELE AJAJA: It is other people’s children we send on errands that go deep into the night; the executioner is averse to sword being dangled around his head.

CLARIFICATIONS: Some people are self-seeking naturally. They protect their own interests at the expense of others. This aphorism is convenient when admonishing the self-centered people, who don’t think about others.

IMAGE: A TV personality and young children.

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