Nutt'n beat a trial but a failure.
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You can't succeed if you don't try.

If yu waa good, yu nose affi run
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Success requires hard work

Man nu dead, nu call dem duppy
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Don't underestimate people

Thief neva like fi see thief with long bag
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Those who prosper by illegal or crooked means dislike those who are more successful than themselves via the same means

Jackass seh di worl nu level
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Life isn't fair.

Fowl whe feed a yard nu hard fi ketch
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It is easy to catch up to someone who is avoiding or running away from you when that person depends on you for something essential.

Fus laaf anno laaf
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He who laughs last, laughs best

Di ola di moon di brighta di shine
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Age brings widsom

Every mickle mek a muckle
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Every little bit adds up

Puss belly full him say rat batty stink
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Only satisfied people can afford to be choosy.

Sorry fi mawga daag dem tun roun bite you.
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No good deed goes unpunished.

When rat like ramp roun puss jaw, one day him gwine en up in puss craw
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If you continually flirt with danger you will eventually get hurt.

Yu shake man han, yu nu shake him heart
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Appearances can be deceiving

Pepper bun hot but it good fi curry
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Harsh advice may be good for you

Rockstone a riva bottom nu know sun hot
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Sheltered persons don't know true hardship or troubles.

Hog say the fus water im ketch im walla
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Take advantage of the first opportunity.

Howdy an tenk yu nu bruk no square
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It never costs anything to be polite.

Want all, lose all.
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Excessive greed puts one in danger of losing everything.

Poun a fret cyaa pay ounce a debt
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Worrying does not improve a bad situation.

Ole fyah stick easy fi ketch
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It's easier to rekindle a romantic relationship than to start a new one with someone new.

Peacock hide him foot when him hear 'bout him tail.
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A proud person hides his weaknesses when praised.

So much mout cyaa set fi tell di same lie
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If everybody makes the same accusation then there must be some truth in it.

We don't play hockey, we heat hockey -- Shabba Ranks
Chicken merry, hawk de near.
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Danger lurks nearby when there is too much merriment and excitement.

Likkle alligator tun big alligator
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Children invariably adopt all the bad attributes of their parents.

Dance a yard before yu dance abroad
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Practice good behaviour at home before you go outside.

People nuh stone mango tree when it naw bear.
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People attack you for your successes

Dawg a sweat and long hair hide it
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Things are not always as they seem

Betta belly buss dan good food waste
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It is better to overeat than to waste great food.

Fyah de a mus mus tail, him tink a cool breeze
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Some people are happily oblivious to the trouble or dangers hanging over them.

Igle jackass follow cane trash go a poun
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People who have nothing to do, or are bored do stupid things to kill time

Before monkey buy trousers, him affi know whe fi put him tail
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Make sure the fashions of other suit you before you rush to adopt them.

Sick nu care, doctor worst
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If you don't care about your own problems, don't expect anyone else to care

If yu want half a bread beg it, if yu want one, buy it yuself
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If you want a job done right, do it yourself

When jackass smell corn him gallop
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Use the right encouragement for the each person

Crab walk too much lose him claw
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If you overuse a thing you will break or lose it.

Nu matta how boar hog hide unda sheep wool, him grunt betray him
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People's true colours will always come to the surface

Alligator lay egg, but him now fowl
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Things are not always as they seem.

Young bud nu know storm
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The young and inexperienced don't understand true troubles or hardships.

Bucket wid hole a battam nu have no business a riverside
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Don't criticise others when you have faults of your own.

Wha nu kill fatten
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That which does not destroy you makes you stronger

Empty bag cyaa stan up
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A hungry person cannot work

Mischief come by di poun and go by di ounce
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It only takes a little effort or few words to start a lot of trouble.

If yu cyaa get turkey, satisfy wid John Crow.
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Make the best of a bad situation, and be content with what you have.

Cock mout kill cock
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Choose your words with care lest you draw unpleasant or unwanted attention to yourself.

Finger neba say look ya, him say look yonda.
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People never point out their own faults.

Every tub affi sit on it own bottom.
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Every person will have to take responsibility for his own life and actions.

One one coco full basket
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Little by little the task will be completed

Alligator shouldn't call hog long mout.
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You shouldn't belittle or criticise others when you have the same faults.