African Proverbs


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He who earns calamity, eats it with his family. ? African proverb

He who refuses to obey cannot command. - Kikuyu, Kenya Proverb

If a woman doesn?t love you, she calls you ?brother.?

If you are ugly you must either learn to dance or make love. ? Zimbabwean Proverp

If you run after two hares you will catch neither.

It is no shame at all to work for money. ? Africa Proverb

Knowledge without wisdom is like water in the sand. ? Guinean proverb

Many hands make light work. ? Haya (Tanzania) proverb

Not to know is bad. Not to wish to know is worse.

Our love is like the misty rain that falls softly, but floods the river...

Roosters? tail feathers: pretty but always behind. ? Malagasy Proverb

Teeth do not see poverty. ? Masai proverb

The food that is in the mouth is not yet in the belly. ? Kikuyu Proverb

The man who counts the bits of food he swallows is never satisfied. ? African Proverb

The teeth of a man serve as a fence. - Wolof Proverb, Senegal Proverb

There is no phrase without a double meaning.

Traveling is learning. ? Kenyan Proverb

What you help a child to love can be more important than what you help him to learn. ? African proverb

When one is in love, a cliff becomes a meadow. ? Ethiopia Proverb

A close friend can become a close enemy.? African proverb

A good thing sells itself, a bad one advertises itself.

A proud heart can survive a general failure because such a failure does not prick its pride.

A woman who pursues a man for sex loses her spiritual beauty. ? African Proverb

Ashes fly back into the face of him who throws them.

Brothers love each other when they are equally rich. ? African proverb

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