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Part 5: On consistency; honesty, openness, plain speaking, reliability


Nì palaba, ní wonko, ẹ̀rẹ̀kẹ́ á ṣèkan.
Either sunken or swollen, the cheeks will be one or the other.
(If one is not one way one must be the other way; one cannot be no way at all.)

Nígbàtí ọwọ́ ò tẹ ìjàdù là ńní kò sí ohun tí à ńjẹ tí kì í tán.
It is when one has come up empty in a scramble for food that one says there is nothing one eats that is not finished sooner or later.
(An affectation of indifference is often disguised disappointment.)