African Proverbs


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If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ? African Proverb

It is not what you are called, but what you answer to.

Learning expands great souls. ? Namibian proverb

Milk and honey have different colors, but they share the same house peacefully. ? African proverb

One cannot count on riches. Somalia Proverb

Patience can cook a stone. ? African proverb

Seeing is different than being told.

The beauty of a woman becomes useless if there is no one to admire it. ? African Proverb

The fool speaks, the wise man listens. ? Ethiopian proverb

The most beautiful fig may contain a worm. ? Zulu Proverb

The wise create proverbs for fools to learn, not to repeat. ? African proverb

Things are to be tried, an old lady cooked stones and they produced soup. ? Zimbabwean Proverb

Two birds disputed about a kernel, when a third swooped down and carried it off.

When a fool is cursed, he thinks he is being praised.

When the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

A crab does not give birth to a bird.

A healthy person who begs for food is an insult to a generous farmer. ? Ghanaian Proverb

A real family eats the same cornmeal. ? Bayombe

A word uttered cannot be taken back.

Bad friends will prevent you from having good friends. ? Gabon proverb

By crawling a child learns to stand. ? African proverb

Do not follow a person who is running away. ? Kenyan proverb

Eat when the food is ready; speak when the time is right. ? Ethiopian Proverb

Greatness and beauty do not belong to the gods alone. ? Nigerian Proverb

He who has done evil, expects evil.

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