African Proverbs

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When you befriend a chief remember that he sits on a rope. ? Ugandan proverb

Whether the knife falls on the melon or the melon on the knife, the melon suffers.

You are beautiful because of your possessions. ? Baguirmi Proverb

You should not hoard your money and die of hunger. ? Ghana

When you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him. ? Ashanti Proverb

Whoever tells the truth is chased out of nine villages.

You are beautiful, but learn to work, for you cannot eat your beauty. ? Congolese Proverb

Youth is beauty, even in cattle. ? Egyptian Proverb

When you know who his friend is, you know who he is.

Whom a serpent has bitten a lizard alarms.

You become wise when you begin to run out of money. ? Ghana

When you live next to the cemetery, you cannot weep for everyone.

Why they like an ugly person takes long for a beautiful person to know. ? African Proverb

You can tell a ripe corn by its look.

When you show the moon to a child, it sees only your finger. ? Zambian proverb

Wine, women and food give gladness to the heart. ? Ancient Egyptian Proverb

You cannot build a house for last year?s summer. ? Ethiopian proverb

When your luck deserts you, even cold food burns. ? Zambian Proverb

Wisdom does not come overnight. ? Somali proverb

You cannot name a child that is not born. ? African proverb

When your mouth stumbles, it's worse than feet. - Oji Proverb

Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it. ? Akan proverb

You cannot tell a hungry child that you gave him food yesterday. ? Zimbabwean Proverb

When the fool is told a Proverb, its meaning has to be explained to him.

Where a woman rules, streams run uphill. ? Ethiopian proverb

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