Jamaican Proverbs

Jamaican Proverbs on Patience

Do you know what the proverb “Han eena lion mout tek time tek eeh out ” means? Learn it’s meaning in our Jamaican Proverbs on ” Patience”.

Han eena lion mout tek time tek eeh out.
TRANSLATION:When your hand is in a lion’s mouth take your time to take it out.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: Be patient in resolving a difficult situation.
Don’t make a difficult situation worse than it already is. Be careful when extricating yourself from difficult circumstances.
“First, do no harm.”

Tan an si, nuh pwile di dance.
TRANSLATION:Stand and see does not spoil the dance.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: You do not have to be involved in every activity.
There’s nothing wrong with observing a situation instead of becoming involved in it.

Payshent man ride dankey
TRANSLATION: A patient man rides donkey.
MEANINGS AND EXPLANATIONS: It is customary that travelers in a great hurry are loath to go via the slow but sure donkey. For them, a horse, used to galloping at terrific speeds for sustained periods seems a more logical choice. However, the donkey, although much slower, eventually gets to its journey’s end. Similarly, we must exercise great patience in order to reach our goals.
Slow but consistent progress will eventually lead to success.

“Slow and steady wins the race.”

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