Sa ou plante se li ou rekolte.
You reap what you sow.
The meaning of this one is clear, even if you don’t have a background in farming. You get what you give – or – what goes around comes around.
You might say this when commenting on something good (or bad) that’s happened to a deserving person. You could also employ this proverb when warning a person against bad behaviors. I.E. stop living that way or it’s going to bring you harm.
We love Creole proverbs (sometimes called folk wisdom). You can find many more the book called “Hidden Meanings: Truth and Secret in Haiti’s Creole Proverbs” by Wally Turnbull.
HT to the Haiti Hub newsletter for reminding us about the proverbs!