African Proverbs


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How easy it is to defeat people who do not kindle fire for themselves.

If ten cents does not go out, it does not bring in one thousand dollars. ? Ghana

If you don't work you shan't eat.

If you're going home, you don't get wet.

It takes a village to raise a child. ? African proverb

Love for something makes a man blind and deaf. Sudan Proverb

Nature gave us two cheeks instead of one to make it easier to eat hot food. ? Ghanaian Proverb

One who bathes willingly with cold water doesn?t feel the cold. ? Fipa proverb

People should not talk while they are eating or pepper may go down the wrong way.

Sitting is being crippled.

The child you sired hasn?t sired you. ? Somali proverb

The goat says: ?Where there is blood, there is plenty of food.? ? Ghanaian Proverb

The one who loves an unsightly person is the one who makes him beautiful. ? Ganda Proverb

There are two things over which you have complete dominion, authority and control ? your mind and your mouth.

To be happy in one's home is better than to be a chief. Yoruba, Nigeria Proverb

War is not porridge. ? Gikuyu Proverb

When a poor man goes to the market, often he comes home with only tears.

A family tie is like a tree, it can bend but it cannot break. ? African proverb

A man who pays respect to the great paves the way for his own greatness.

A stranger does not skin a sheep that is paid as a fine at a chief's court. - Cape Coast, Ghana Proverb

An intelligent enemy is better than a stupid friend. ? Senegalese proverb

Beauty is not sold and eaten. ? Nigerian Proverb

Confiding a secret to an unworthy person is like carrying grain in a bag with a hole.

Do they prepare leather [for a battle shield] the day they fight? - Zar, Nigeria Proverb

Everybody has been young before, but not everybody has been old before.

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