African Proverbs


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By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed. ? Ashanti proverb

Do not let what you cannot do tear from your hands what you can. ? Ashanti

Even the best cooking pot will not produce food. ? African proverb

Happiness is as good as food. ? Maasai Proverb

He who is born a fool is never cured.

He who wants to barter, usually knows what is best for him.

If love is a sickness, patience is the remedy. - Cameroon Proverb

If you do not have patience you cannot make beer. ? Ovambo proverb

If your cornfield is far from your house, the birds will eat your corn. ? Congo Proverb

It is only a stupid cow that rejoices at the prospect of being taken to a beautiful abattoir. ? African Proverb

Looking at a king's mouth one would never think he sucked his mother's breast.

Money is sharper than the sword. Ashanti Tribe Proverb

One shares food not words. ? Somali Proverb

Patience puts a crown on the head. ? Ugandan proverb

She is like a road ? pretty, but crooked. ? Cameroonian Proverb

The chicken is never declared in the court of hawks. - Cape Coast, Ghana Proverb

The forest provides food to the hunter after he is utterly exhausted. ? Zimbabwean Proverb

The night has ears. ? Masai proverb

The young bird does not crow until it hears the old ones. ? Tswana proverb

Though the elephant's tail is short, it can nevertheless keep flies off the elephant.

Unity is strength, division is weakness. ? Swahili proverb

When a man says yes, his chi (personal god) says yes also.

A dog knows the places he is thrown food.

A leader who does not take advice is not a leader. ? Kenyan proverb

A slave has no choice.

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