African Proverbs


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Never marry a woman who has bigger feet than you. ? Mozambique proverb

One who causes others misfortune also teaches them wisdom. ? African proverb

Poverty is slavery. Somalia Proverb

Slander by the stream will be heard by the frogs. ? Mozambican proverb

The cook does not have to be a beautiful woman. ? Shona Proverb

The grasshopper which is always near its mother eats the best food. ? Ghanaian Proverb

The orphan does not rejoice after a heavy breakfast. - Cape Coast, Ghana Proverb

There can be no peace without understanding. ? Senegalese proverb

To be praised is to be lost. - Kikuyu, Kenya Proverb

Water is colorless and tasteless but you can live on it longer than eating food. ? African Proverb

When arguing with a chicken a grain of corn is always wrong.

A fight between grasshoppers is a joy to the crow. ? Lesotho proverb

A man who uses force is afraid of reasoning. ? Kenyan proverb

A stranger has big eyes but sees nothing.

An old woman is always uneasy when dry bones are mentioned in a proverb.

Because he lost his reputation, he lost a kingdom. ? Ethiopian proverb

Cooked food is not sold for goats. ? Kikuyu Proverb

Dogs do not actually prefer bones to meat; it is just that no one ever gives them meat. ? Akan Proverb

Fine words do not produce food. ? Nigerian Proverb

He that beats the drum for the mad man to dance is no better than the mad manhimself. ? African Proverb

He who lives with an ass, makes noises like an ass.

However long the night, the dawn will break.

If the full moon loves you, why worry about the stars? - Tunisia Proverb

If you find no fish, you have to eat bread. ? Ghanaian Proverb

In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams. ? Nigerian proverb

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