African Proverbs

African
Proverbs

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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

A family tie is like a tree, it can bend but it cannot break. ? African proverb

A man who pays respect to the great paves the way for his own greatness.

A stranger does not skin a sheep that is paid as a fine at a chief's court. - Cape Coast, Ghana Proverb

An intelligent enemy is better than a stupid friend. ? Senegalese proverb

Beauty is not sold and eaten. ? Nigerian Proverb

Confiding a secret to an unworthy person is like carrying grain in a bag with a hole.

Do they prepare leather [for a battle shield] the day they fight? - Zar, Nigeria Proverb

Everybody has been young before, but not everybody has been old before.

Having beauty doesn?t mean understanding the perseverance of marriage. ? African Proverb

He who learns, teaches. ? Ethiopian proverb

However little food we have, we?ll share it even if it?s only one locust. ? Malagasy Proverb

If the cockroach wants to rule over the chicken, then it must hire the fox as a body-guard. ? Sierra Leone proverb

If you find ?Miss This Year? beautiful, then you?ll find ?Miss Next Year? even more so. ? Nigerian Proverb

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.

It?s much easier to fall in love than to stay in love. ? African proverb

Love has to be shown by deeds not words. ? Swahili proverb

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