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Part 2: On perspicaciousness (good judgment, perceptiveness), reasonableness, sagacity, savoir-faire, wisdom, and worldly wisdom


“Sìn mí ká relé àna,” ó wẹ̀wù ẹtù.
“Go with me to my in-laws' home,” and he wore a garment made from rich hand-woven material.
(Said of a person who attempts to steal other people's glory when he/she is supposed to be helping them.)

Sọ̀rọ̀ kí ọlọ́rọ̀ gbọ́, àbùkù ní ńfi kanni.
Spreading rumors into the ears of the subject of the rumor brings disgrace to one.
(One should refrain from rumor mongering.)