African Proverbs


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It is the calm and silent water that drowns a man.

Love doesn?t listen to rumors. - Ghana Proverb

Mother's baby, Father's maybe.

One spoon of soup in need has more value than a pot of soup when we have an abundance of food. ? Angolan Proverb

Peace does not make a good ruler. ? Botswana proverb

Show me your friend and I will show you your character. ? African Proverb

The chicken that digs for food will not sleep hungry. ? Bayombe Proverb

The friends of our friends are our friends. ? Congolese proverb

The old woman looks after the child to grow its teeth and the young one in turn looks after the old woman when she loses her teeth. ? Akan (Ghana, Ivory Coast) proverb

The young can't teach traditions to the old. - Yoruba Proverb

Though the lion and the antelope happen to live in the same forest, the antelope still has time to grow up. - Cape Coast, Ghana Proverb

Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.

When a needle falls into a deep well, many people will look into the well, but few will be ready to go down after it.

A dog knows the places he is thrown food. ? Acholi Proverb

A letter from the heart can be read on the face. - Kenya Proverb

A small house will hold a hundred friends. ? African proverb

An abundance of food at your neighbor?s will not satisfy your hunger. ? Bayaka Proverb

Beautiful from behind, ugly in front. ? Uganda Proverb

Children are the reward of life. ? African proverb

Do not try to fight a lion if you are not one yourself.

Even the lion, the king of the forest, protects himself against flies. ? Ghanaian proverb

Harry harry bird lays one egg.

He who is destined for power does not have to fight for it. ? Ugandan Proverb

Home affairs are not talked about on the public square. ? African proverb

If relatives help each other, what evil can hurt them? ? African proverb

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