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Chewa Proverb Collection

Kulasa mtengo ndi camuna comwe.
To miss and hit the tree is also manliness.
(You did try to shoot the buffalo, but you missed, and the arrow hit the tree. Pity, but you did try. An honest mistake is no dishonour, provided you tried.)
Proverb No 363 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Amenso yaikalila mumo, nomba ukumona tayamona pamo.
The eyes stay in the same place, but as to seeing, they do not see together. (Fortune does not always smile on the same person.) Pun on 'kumona': to see or to aquire.
Apo muli abengi bamo kuti bashuka bambi iyoo. Nangu filya ciba mukwela mu mumana umo bambi baela ilingi, bambi babwelamo fye.
Proverb No 165 collected by Frank Carey
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