African Proverbs


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A woman?s polite devotion is her greatest beauty. ? African Proverb

At the bottom of patience one finds heaven. ? African proverb

By coming and going, a bird weaves its nest. Ashanti, Ghana Proverb

Do not expect speed from a cheap horse - it will only neigh.

Earth is the queen of beds. ? Namibian proverb

Good words are food, bad words poison. ? Malagasy Proverb

He who fears the sun will not become chief. ? Ugandan proverb

He who shits on the road will meet flies on his return.

If everybody in town donates one threat, the poor man has a shirt.

If you carry the egg basket do not dance. ? Ambede proverb

If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ? African Proverb

It is not what you are called, but what you answer to.

Learning expands great souls. ? Namibian proverb

Milk and honey have different colors, but they share the same house peacefully. ? African proverb

One cannot count on riches. Somalia Proverb

Patience can cook a stone. ? African proverb

Seeing is different than being told.

The beauty of a woman becomes useless if there is no one to admire it. ? African Proverb

The fool speaks, the wise man listens. ? Ethiopian proverb

The most beautiful fig may contain a worm. ? Zulu Proverb

The wise create proverbs for fools to learn, not to repeat. ? African proverb

Things are to be tried, an old lady cooked stones and they produced soup. ? Zimbabwean Proverb

Two birds disputed about a kernel, when a third swooped down and carried it off.

When a fool is cursed, he thinks he is being praised.

When the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

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