African Proverbs


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Don't set sail on someone else's star.

For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.

He who cannot dance will say: The drum is bad.

He who marries a beauty marries trouble. ? Nigerian Proverb

Hurrying and worrying are not the same as strength.

If you are filled with pride, then you will have no room for wisdom. ? African proverb

If you pick up one end of the stick you also pick up the other. ? Ethiopian proverb

It is better to walk than curse the road. - Wolof Proverb, Senegal Proverb

Knowledge is better than riches. ? Cameroon

Man counts what he has refused, not what he has given.

No partridge scratches the ground in search of food for another. ? Xhosa Proverb

Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.

Rich people sometimes eat bad food. ? Kikuyu Proverb

Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable. ? Bondei proverb

The end of an ox is beef, and the end of a lie is grief.

The lion does not turn around when a small dog barks.

The sun will shine on those who stand before it shines on those who kneel under them.

There is no medicine to cure hatred.

To run is not necessarily to arrive. ? Swahili proverb

What one won?t eat by itself, one will eat when mixed with other food. ? Bantu & Lamba Proverb

When elephants fight, it is the grass who suffers.

A child is a child of everyone. ? Sudanese proverb

A friend is someone you share the path with. ? African proverb

A pretty basket does not prevent worries. ? Congolese Proverb

A wise man who knows proverbs, reconciles difficulties. (Yoruba)

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