Interesting piece of irony. A solid item, though depending on how it's used and the exact nature of the benifits, it could become either an enhancement of a good character, or another tool to be exploited by a bad character. Go to Comment
(These I have filtered from some source on African proverbs.)
54) A crime eats its own child.
55) A man who dictates separates himself from others.
56) (It is better that) trials come to you in the beginning (and you find peace afterwards) than that they come to you at the end.
57) That which is good is never finished.
58) The one chased away with a club comes back, but the one chased away with kihooto (reason) does not.
59) The cock crows, the idle person grumbles.
60) When others have received, you may still receive, because God is always present.
61) It is better to have no law than not enforcing it.
62) Working in the fields is hard, but hunger is harder.
63) Where the cattle does not graze, the warriors pass.
64) Hunger pushes the hippopotamus out of the water.
65) A father without sons is like a bow without arrows.
66) Passion and hatred are children of intoxicating beverages.
67) The tail of the cow watches to the right and left.
68) The black cow too produces white milk.
69) The mouth makes debts, but the arms pay.
70) The bull should be taken by the horns, a man at his word.
71) An empty sack cannot stand.
72) A generous man must eat if he wants to continue to be one.
73) Words can kill before arms.
74) The youth walks faster than the elderly but the elderly knows the road.
75) Those who sacrifice their conscience to ambition burn a painting to obtain ashes.
76) One glass can ruin all the beer.
77) Happiness is like a field you can harvest every season.
78) The wind effects leaves, while violence men.
79) Who gets lost in the forest takes it out on who leads him back to the right road.
80) A knife does not recognise its owner.
81) A friend when in need is a friend indeed.
82) Strong souls have willpower, weak ones only desires.
83) There is no better mirror than a best friend.
84) Those who seek revenge must remember to dig two graves. Go to Comment
Remember what the elders said: a good source of proverbs is always handy for giving flavour to a game world, or simply annoying player characters with. Old people have always words of wisdom for the younger generation, pity they seldom listen to them.
And people reading over my shoulder gave me more...
43) There’s always a taller mountain
44) You can’t drink soup with a knife (or sword)
45) Do not measure others by your own values
46) Wolves don’t eat wolves
47) Words are like sparrows. When they fly out, they cannot be contained
48) Blessed is he who expects little, for he’s rarely disappointed
49) As dull as dishwater
50) As big as a moose
51) Not everyone who wears a cowl is a monk
52) He who trust no one is trusted by no one
53) When you die, the house remains behind and you're still dead Go to Comment
86) There's anger in an open laugh.
87) Red-hot ashes are easily rekindled.
88) A black hen lays white eggs.
89) As cunning as the fox
90) The cat is his own best adviser
91) To be old and decayed dishonors no-one
92) Woe to him whose betrayer sits at his table
93) Every finger has not the same length, nor every son the same disposition.
94) It's difficult to choose between two blind goats
95) A scholars ink lasts longer than a martyrs blood
96) Firelight will not let you read fine stories but its warm and you wont see the dust on the floor.
97) A narrow neck keeps the bottle from being emptied in one swig.
98) Its for her own good that the cat purrs.
99) To the raven her own chick is white
100) You never miss the water till the well has run dry.
101) Everyone praises his native land.
102) If you put a silk dress on a goat he is a goat still. Go to Comment