The Oromi are a people living in Ethiopia and Kenya.
- A wise enemy as a companion is better than a foolish friend.
- ""It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope and pride. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it."
- Patrick Henry, Speech at the Second Virginia Convention at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia (23 March 1775); first published in Life and Character of Patrick Henry (1817) by William Wirt.
- George Cotter (1 January 1992). "2598". Proverbs and Sayings of the Oromo People of Ethiopia and Kenya With English Translations. Edwin Mellen Press. p. 237. ISBN 978-0-7734-9695-8.