African Proverbs


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Human blood is heavy; the man that has shed it cannot run away.

If there is character, ugliness becomes beauty; if there is none, beauty becomes ugliness. ? Nigerian Proverb

If you marry a monkey for its wealth, the money goes and the monkey remains. - Egypt Proverb

It is better to be loved than feared.

Judge not your beauty by the number of people who look at you, but rather by the number of people who smile at you. ? African Proverb

Love never gets lost it?s only kept. ? African proverb

No one gets a mouthful of food by picking between another person?s teeth. ? Igbo Proverb

One who marries for love alone will have bad days but good nights. - Egypt Proverb

Return to old watering holes for more than water; friends and dreams are there to meet you. ? African proverb

Sorrow is like a precious treasure, shown only to friends.

The death of an elderly man is like a burning library. ? Ivorian proverb

The hyena with a cub does not consume all the available food. ? Akamba Proverb

The skin of the leopard is beautiful, but not his heart. ? Baluba proverb

There is no fool who is disowned by his family. ? African proverb

To love someone who does not love you is like shaking a tree to make the dew drops fall. - Congo Proverb

Wealth diminishes with usage; learning increases with use. ? Nigeria

When cutting, look at the age of the machete. - Fulfulde, Nigeria Proverb

A fool looks for dung where the cow never browsed.

A patient person never misses a thing. ? Swahili proverb

A united family eats from the same plate. ? Baganda proverb

Anger and madness are brothers. ? African proverb

Being happy is better than being king.

Dine with a stranger but save your love for your family. ? Ethiopian proverb

Don?t try to make someone hate the person he loves. For he will go on loving but he will hate you. - Senegal Proverb

Food you will not eat you do not boil. ? African Proverb

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