African Proverbs


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Do not call to a dog with a whip in your hand.

Ears that do not listen to advice, accompany the head when it is chopped off. ? African Proverb

Good music goes with good food. ? African Proverb

He who eats another man?s food will have his own food eaten by others. ? Swahili Proverb

He who runs after good fortune runs away from peace. ? African Proverb

If anyone makes you laugh, it is not always because they love you. - Kenya Proverb

If you can?t resolve your problems in peace, you can?t solve war. ? Somalian proverb

If you see a man in a gown eating with a man in rags, the food belongs to the latter. ? Fulani Proverb

It is not the cook?s fault when the cassava turns out to be hard and tasteless. ? Ewe Proverb

Lack of money is lack of friends; if you have money at your disposal, every dog and goat will claim to be related to you. ? Yoruba

Marriage is like a groundnut; you have to crack it to see what is inside. ? Ghanaian proverb

One cannot both feast and become rich. Ashanti tribe Proverb

Patience attracts happiness; it brings near that which is far. ? Swahili proverb

Seeing is better than hearing.

That man's a fool whose sheep flees twice. - Oji Proverb

The food which is prepared has no master. ? Malagasy proverb

The man who has bread to eat does not appreciate the severity of a famine. ? Yoruba Proverb

The wealth which enslaves the owner isn?t wealth. ? Yoruba Proverb

They ate our food, and forgot our names. ? Tunisian Proverb

Two ants do not fail to pull one grasshopper. ? Tanzanian proverb

What you learn is what you die with. ? African proverb

When the big tree falls, the goat eats its leaves.

A comb becomes bad when it hurts you.

A happy man marries the girl he loves, but a happier man loves the girl he marries. ? African proverb

A razor may be sharper than an ax, but it cannot cut wood.

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