African Proverbs

African
Proverbs

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Wisdom is like fire. People take it from others. ? Hema (DRC) proverb

You cannot work for food when there is no food for work. ? African Proverb

When the leg does not walk, the stomach does not eat. ? Mongo (Congolese) Proverb

Where I make a living, there is my home.

Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden. ? Akan proverb

You do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla. ? Congolese proverb

When the moon is shining the cripple becomes hungry for a walk.

Where there are experts there will be no lack of learners. ? Swahili Proverb

Wisdom is wealth. ? Swahili

You have little power over what?s not yours. ? Zimbabwean proverb

When the music changes, so does the dance.

Where there are many, nothing goes wrong. ? Swahili proverb

With wealth one wins a woman. ? Uganda

You know who you love but you can?t know who loves you. Nigeria Proverb

When the roots of a tree begin to decay, it spreads death to the branches. ? Nigerian proverb

Where there is love, there is no darkness. - Burundi Proverb

With wealth one wins a woman. Uganda Proverb

You learn how to cut down trees by cutting them down. ? Bateke proverb

When the shepherd comes home in peace, the milk is sweet. ? Ethiopian proverb

Where water is boss, the land must obey.

Without a leader, black ants are confused. ? Ugandan proverb

You must act as if it is impossible to fail. ? Ashanti

When there is peace in the country, the chief does not carry a shield. ? Ugandan proverb

Where water is the boss there the land must obey. ? African proverb

Wood already touched by fire is not hard to set alight.

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