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Part 1: On humility, self-control, self-knowledge, self-respect, and self-restraint


Jẹ́jẹ́ leégún àgbà ńjó.
Sedately is the way an elderly masquerader dances.
(Grown-up people should behave in a decorous manner.)

Jòkùmọ̀-ọ́ ṣe bí ẹ̀lú, aró la bẹ̀ lọ́wẹ̀.
The jòkùmọ̀ plant looks like the indigo plant; it is the indigo dye, though, we have use for.
(One should know and employ the appropriate materials for one's tasks.)