from “Hidden Meanings” by Wally Turnbull
Pou yon tab byen kanpe fòk li gen kat pye menm longè.
For a table to stand well, it must have all four legs the same length.
To work well together, people should be equal.
Pa janm jete vye chodyè pou nèf.
Never discard an old pot for a new one.
Don’t abandon old friends when you make new ones.
Lanmou pa konn dèyè pyese.
Love doesn’t see patched trousers.
True love doesn’t care about flaws.
Sonje premye lapli ki te leve mayi.
Remember the first rain that sprouted the corn.
Remember those who helped in the beginning.
Moun pa ou se moun pa ou nèt.
A buddy is a buddy all the way.
Friendship is forever.