African Proverbs


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If you don't stand for something, you will fall for something.

If your only tool is a hammer, you will see every problem as a nail. ? Gambian proverb

It is the duty of children to wait on elders, and not the elders on children.

Love doesn?t rely on physical features. - Lesotho Proverb

Much wealth brings many enemies. ? Swahili

One thread for the needle, one love for the heart. ? Sudanese proverb

Peace is costly but it is worth the expense. ? Kenyan proverb

Singing hallelujah everywhere does not prove piety.

The child of a rat is a rat. ? Malagasy proverb

The frog does not run in the daytime for nothing. - Igbo, Nigeria Proverb

The one who asks questions doesn't lose his way.

There are many colorful flowers on the path of life, but the prettiest have the sharpest thorns. ? African Proverb

Three things cause sorrow to flee; water, green trees, and a beautiful face. ? Moroccan Proverb

War has no eyes ? Swahili saying

When a once-beautiful piece of cloth has turned into rags, no one remembers that it was woven by Ukwa master weavers. ? Igbo Proverb

A family is like a forest, when you are outside it is dense, when you are inside you see that each tree has its place.

A man who dictates separates himself from others. Somalia Proverb

A spider?s cobweb isn?t only its sleeping spring but also its food trap. ? African proverb

An army of sheep led by a lion can defeat an army of lions led by a sheep. ? Ghanaian proverb

Beautiful words don?t put porridge in the pot. ? Botswana Proverb

Coffee and love taste best when hot. ? Ethiopian proverb

Do not vacillate or you will be left in between doing something, having something and being nothing. - Ethiopia Proverb

Every woman is beautiful until she speaks. ? Zimbabwean Proverb

Having a good discussion is like having riches ? Kenya Proverb

He who is unable to dance says that the yard is stony. ? Masai Proverb

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