African Proverbs


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Having beauty doesn?t mean understanding the perseverance of marriage. ? African Proverb

He who learns, teaches. ? Ethiopian proverb

However little food we have, we?ll share it even if it?s only one locust. ? Malagasy Proverb

If the cockroach wants to rule over the chicken, then it must hire the fox as a body-guard. ? Sierra Leone proverb

If you find ?Miss This Year? beautiful, then you?ll find ?Miss Next Year? even more so. ? Nigerian Proverb

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.

It?s much easier to fall in love than to stay in love. ? African proverb

Love has to be shown by deeds not words. ? Swahili proverb

Never marry a woman who has bigger feet than you. ? Mozambique proverb

One who causes others misfortune also teaches them wisdom. ? African proverb

Poverty is slavery. Somalia Proverb

Slander by the stream will be heard by the frogs. ? Mozambican proverb

The cook does not have to be a beautiful woman. ? Shona Proverb

The grasshopper which is always near its mother eats the best food. ? Ghanaian Proverb

The orphan does not rejoice after a heavy breakfast. - Cape Coast, Ghana Proverb

There can be no peace without understanding. ? Senegalese proverb

To be praised is to be lost. - Kikuyu, Kenya Proverb

Water is colorless and tasteless but you can live on it longer than eating food. ? African Proverb

When arguing with a chicken a grain of corn is always wrong.

A fight between grasshoppers is a joy to the crow. ? Lesotho proverb

A man who uses force is afraid of reasoning. ? Kenyan proverb

A stranger has big eyes but sees nothing.

An old woman is always uneasy when dry bones are mentioned in a proverb.

Because he lost his reputation, he lost a kingdom. ? Ethiopian proverb

Cooked food is not sold for goats. ? Kikuyu Proverb

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