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A river carrying a tree trunk

Proverb in the local language
Odo ti o ba gbe igi ni ubulubu, ko ni fi ara rere shan.
Proverb's direct translation
A river carrying a tree trunk against the current will not flow well.
Proverb's meaning
In seeking to harm others, you can hurt yourself indirectly.
From: Yoruba
General comments
The Yoruba live in Nigeria, Benin and other West African countries.

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