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African Proverbs

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Ingratitude is sooner or later fatal to its author.

Ingratitude is sooner or later fatal to its author. – African Proverb

 

Knowledge without wisdom is like water in the sand.

Knowledge without wisdom is like water in the sand. – African Proverb

 

When a handshake passes the elbow, it becomes another thing.

When a handshake passes the elbow, it becomes another thing. – African Proverb

 

Lizard that ruined its mother’s burial, what did it expect others to do?

Lizard that ruined its mother’s burial, what did it expect others to do? – African Proverb

 

It is hunger that killed the man with many wives.

It is hunger that killed the man with many wives. – African Proverb

To get lost is to learn the way

To get lost is to learn the way – African Proverb

 

The fool who owns an ox is seldom recognized as a fool.

The fool who owns an ox is seldom recognized as a fool. – African Proverb

 

A termite grows up in dry wood, and yet comes to maturity.

A termite grows up in dry wood, and yet comes to maturity. 

 

Be a mountain or lean on one.

Be a mountain or lean on one. – African Proverb

 

One who plants grapes by the roadside, and one who marries a pretty woman, share the same problem.

One who plants grapes by the roadside, and one who marries a pretty woman, share the same problem. – African Proverb

 

A woman’s polite devotion is her greatest beauty.

A woman’s polite devotion is her greatest beauty. – African Proverb

 

Leader

Much talking does not make you a leader. – African proverb

 

A small house will hold a hundred friends.

A small house will hold a hundred friends. – African Proverb

 

Do not forget what is to be a sailor because of being a captain yourself.

Do not forget what is to be a sailor because of being a captain yourself. – African proverb

 

Instruction in youth is like engraving in stone.

Instruction in youth is like engraving in stone. – African proverb

 

In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges, and the foolish build dams.

In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges, and the foolish build dams. – African Proverb

 

Wisdom is like fire. People take it from others.

Wisdom is like fire. People take it from others. – African proverb

 

Hunger is a good cook.

Hunger is a good cook – African Proverb

A warning to the wise is a blessing, to the fool an insult

A warning to the wise is a blessing, to the fool an insult. – African Proverb

 

It is mysterious if a baboon falls from a tree.

It is mysterious if a baboon falls from a tree. – African Proverb

 

Hold a true friend with both hands.

Hold a true friend with both hands. – African proverb

 

Every woman is beautiful

Every woman is beautiful until she speaks – African Proverb.

 

If you are filled with pride, then you will have no room for wisdom.

If you are filled with pride, then you will have no room for wisdom – African Proverb

 

The mouth

The man who refuses to obey cannot command – African proverb

 

Obey - command

The man who refuses to obey cannot command – African Proverb

 

King in Africa

A large chair does not make a king – African proverb

 

Money as medicine

Money is not the medicine against death- African Proverb

Peace is worth

Peace is costly but it is worth the expense. – African proverb

 

Lose & win

You always learn a lot more when you lose than when you win. – African proverb

 

Wisdom does not come overnight.

Wisdom does not come overnight – African proverb

 

”Not everyone who chased the zebra caught it, but he who caught it, chased it”

”Not everyone who chased the zebra caught it, but he who caught it chased it”

 

A village

It takes a whole village to raise a child.

Sunrise

Do not rush the night—the sun will always rise for its own sake. – African Proverb

 

It will dawn again tomorrow

It shall dawn again tomorrow. – African proverb

If you hold a snake by the head what is left is only a string

If you hold a snake by the head what is left is only a string.- African proverb

 

African Proverb

A slave has no choice. – African proverb

African Proverb

“All cassavas have the same skin but not all taste the same.” – African Proverb

African Proverb

“He Who eats another man’s food will have his own food eaten by others” – African Proverb

African Proverb

“When the music changes so does the dance” – African Proverb

African Proverb

“The person who does not seize opportunity today will be unable to seize tomorrow’s opportunity” – African Proverb

African Proverb

“Do not let what you cannot do tear from your hands what you can” – African Proverb

 
 
African Proverb

“A family is like a forest, when you are outside it is dense, when you are inside you see that each tree has its place” – African Proverb

 

African Proverb

“When The Roots Are Deep There Is No Reason To Fear The Wind” – African Proverb

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