A tuoro omara, o mara, a turo ofeke, o fenye ishi n’ohia.
If you tell a wise one, he understands; tell a dunce, he runs into the bush.
– Ibo proverb translated by M.O. Ene
When a handshake goes beyond the elbow, we know it has turned to another thing.
– Ibo proverb from Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe