African Proverbs


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Dogs do not actually prefer bones to meat; it is just that no one ever gives them meat. ? Akan Proverb

Fine words do not produce food. ? Nigerian Proverb

He that beats the drum for the mad man to dance is no better than the mad manhimself. ? African Proverb

He who lives with an ass, makes noises like an ass.

However long the night, the dawn will break.

If the full moon loves you, why worry about the stars? - Tunisia Proverb

If you find no fish, you have to eat bread. ? Ghanaian Proverb

In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams. ? Nigerian proverb

It?s those ugly caterpillars that turn into beautiful butterflies after seasons. ? African Proverb

Love is a despot who spares no one. - Namibia Proverb

No matter how beautiful and well-crafted a coffin might look, it will not make anyone wish for death. ? African proverb

One who eats alone cannot discuss the taste of the food with others. ? African Proverb

Pretend you are dead and you will see who really loves you. ? African proverb

Slowly, slowly, porridge goes into the gourd. ? Kuria People of Kenyan & Tanzania

The crows, the idle person grumbles. - Yoruba, Nigeria Proverb

The haughty blind person picks a fight with his guide. - Ethiopia Proverb

The quarrel of lovers is the renewal of love. - Morocco Proverb

There is always a winner even in a monkey?s beauty contest. ? African Proverb

To be without a friend is to be poor indeed. ? Tanzanian proverb

We desire to bequeath two things to our children; the first one is roots, the other one is wings. ? Sudanese proverb

When arguing with a stone an egg is always wrong.

A flea can trouble a lion more than a lion can trouble a flea. ? Kenyan proverb

A man's wealth may be superior to him. Cameroon Proverb

A stranger in town is like a white dog, he gets noticed immediately.

An orphaned calf licks its own back. ? Kenyan proverb

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