Chay lou soti sou tèt, sou zèpòl li tonbe.

(When a load falls off the head, it lands on the shoulder)

Cochon di manman li: poukisa bouch ou long konsa? Manman repon: Pitit, se pa vini w-ap vini?

(Piglet asked his mother: Why is your snout so long? Mother responds: You are growing...)

Soulye dous, se tou tan-l pako ba-w klou.

(shoes feel good until they give you blisters)

 

Deye mòn gen mòn.

(Behind hills are hills)

Ou ka fòse bourik janbe dlo, ou pa ka fòse-l bwè.

(You can force a donkey to cross the water, you can can't force it to drink)

Tout chen jenen mòde.

Ou pa jete vye chodyè pou chodyè nèf.

Chodyè prete pa kwit pwa.