African Proverbs


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A chick that will grow into a cock can be spotted the very day it hatches.

A chicken with beautiful plumage does not sit in a corner. ? African Proverb

Make some money but don?t let money make you. ? Tanzania

A bad cook also has his/her share of the bad food. ? African Proverb

A barber does not shave himself.

A beautiful one hurts the heart. ? African Proverb

Where the rooster crows there is a village.

Whatever accomplishment you boast of in the world, there is someone better than you.

When deeds speak, words are nothing.

To the joyless man death is a blessing.

Treat the days well and they will treat you well.

Do not tell the man carrying you that he stinks.

The poor man and the rich man do not play together.

The eye is a coward.

The pillar of the world is hope.

It takes a village to raise a child.

One cannot both feast and become rich.

Instruction in youth is like engraving in stones.

A donkey knows no gratitude.

He who forgives ends the quarrel.

Indecision is like a stepchild: if he does not wash his hands, he is called dirty, if he does, he is wasting water.

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.

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