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Proverbs from all of Africa.
List Of African Proverbs
- A thorn can be removed by another thorn.
- A wise man sees further seated, than a boy up on a tree.
- A stubborn goat ends its life in a pot
- An undecided man is the worst disaster of the village
- By labor come wealth
- Don't look where you fell, but where you slipped.
- Don’t set sail using someone else’s star.
- Those who are controlled by drowsiness are fools, but those who control their sleep are wise -- By Tafara Musenga.
- The rock that is in the middle of the sea can't hear the rain.
- One hand cannot wash itself.
- Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.
- One bad nut often destroys a lot of good nuts.
- Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far. (West African proverb)
- The jollof on top of the cooler was once at the bottom of the pot. - by Mathew Adebunmi.
- The sun is the king of torches.
- Tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
- East African proverb, The man who hangs around a beautiful girl without proposing to her, ends up fetching water for guests at her wedding.
- You need to act fast. There are somethings that you have to say right on time.
- You condemn on hearsay evidence alone, your sins increase.
- Latin equivalent: When in doubt, in favor of the accused.
- Do not wait until tomorrow to hunt.
- Alone a youth runs fast, with an elder slow, but together they go far.
- The tears running down your face do not blind you.
- Only the feet of the voyager know the path.
- Little by little the bird build its nest.
- Until the snake is dead, do not drop the stick.
- The river swells from the little streams.
- A friends is someone you share the path with.
- A fiends is like a source of water during a long voyage.
- The bridge is repaired only when someone falls in the water.
- If you do not seal the holes, you will have to rebuild the walls.
- To teach a heavy mind person is a lost of time and energy. Everything passes
- A home carries weight because of the husband.
- The man is the central pole of the house.
- A man dies in the open, a woman indoors.
- He who is not careful gets contaminated.
- A private matter is not like the old cloth that has been spread to dry in the marketplace.
- A tree is straightened while it is still young.