Yuruba Proverb (Nigeria)

African baby bird

“One going to take a pointed stick to pinch a baby bird should first try it on himself to feel how it hurts.”
-Yoruba Proverb African Traditional (Nigeria) Source

“Whenever a person breaks a stick in the forest, let him consider what it would feel like if it were himself who was thus broken.”
-Yoruba Proverb African Traditional (Nigeria) Source: Idowu, Bolaji E. Olódùmarè: God in Yoruba Belief, p 166. London: Longmans, 1962 

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