African Proverbs


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Money is sharper than the sword. Ashanti Tribe Proverb

One shares food not words. ? Somali Proverb

Patience puts a crown on the head. ? Ugandan proverb

She is like a road ? pretty, but crooked. ? Cameroonian Proverb

The chicken is never declared in the court of hawks. - Cape Coast, Ghana Proverb

The forest provides food to the hunter after he is utterly exhausted. ? Zimbabwean Proverb

The night has ears. ? Masai proverb

The young bird does not crow until it hears the old ones. ? Tswana proverb

Though the elephant's tail is short, it can nevertheless keep flies off the elephant.

Unity is strength, division is weakness. ? Swahili proverb

When a man says yes, his chi (personal god) says yes also.

A dog knows the places he is thrown food.

A leader who does not take advice is not a leader. ? Kenyan proverb

A slave has no choice.

Always being in a hurry does not prevent death, neither does going slowly prevent living. ? Ibo proverb

Beautiful discourse is rarer than emerald ? yet it can be found among the servant girls at the grindstones. ? Egyptian Proverb

By trying often, the monkey learns to jump from the tree. ? Buganda proverb

Do not treat your loved one like a swinging door: you are fond of it but you push it back and forth. - Madagascar Proverb

Even the colors of a chameleon are for survival not beauty. ? African Proverb

Happy is the man to whom nature has given a sufficiency with even .

He who is carried on another's back does not appreciate how far off the town is.

Hold a true friend with both hands. ? African proverb

If men swear that they want to harm you when you are asleep, you can go to sleep. If women say so, stay awake.

If you do not step on the dog's tail, he will not bite you.

If your mouth turns into a knife, it will cut off your lips.

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