African American proverbs
Jaybird don't rob his own nest.
Hand plow can't make furrows by itself.
Flies can't fall in a tight-closed pot.
Talkin' 'bout fire doesn't boil the pot.
Dog don't get mad when you say he's a dog.
The blacker the berry the sweeter the juice.
Romance/ without finance/ don't stand a chance.
Old used-to-do-it-this-way don't help none today.
Rooster makes mo' racket dan de hen w'at lay de aig.
Old Satan couldn't get along without plenty of help.