African Proverbs


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Where you will sit when you are old shows where you stood in youth. ? Yoruba proverb

Words are sweet, but they never take the place of food. ? Ibo Proverb

You must judge a man by the work of his hands.

When you are at home, your troubles can never defeat you. - Cape Coast, Ghana Proverb

Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.

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

You should know what?s being cooked in the kitchen otherwise you might eat a forbidden food. ? African Proverb

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

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