African Proverbs


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When the leg does not walk, the stomach does not eat. ? Mongo (Congolese) Proverb

Where I make a living, there is my home.

Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden. ? Akan proverb

You do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla. ? Congolese proverb

When the moon is shining the cripple becomes hungry for a walk.

Where there are experts there will be no lack of learners. ? Swahili Proverb

Wisdom is wealth. ? Swahili

You have little power over what?s not yours. ? Zimbabwean proverb

When the music changes, so does the dance.

Where there are many, nothing goes wrong. ? Swahili proverb

With wealth one wins a woman. ? Uganda

You know who you love but you can?t know who loves you. Nigeria Proverb

When the roots of a tree begin to decay, it spreads death to the branches. ? Nigerian proverb

Where there is love, there is no darkness. - Burundi Proverb

With wealth one wins a woman. Uganda Proverb

You learn how to cut down trees by cutting them down. ? Bateke proverb

When the shepherd comes home in peace, the milk is sweet. ? Ethiopian proverb

Where water is boss, the land must obey.

Without a leader, black ants are confused. ? Ugandan proverb

You must act as if it is impossible to fail. ? Ashanti

When there is peace in the country, the chief does not carry a shield. ? Ugandan proverb

Where water is the boss there the land must obey. ? African proverb

Wood already touched by fire is not hard to set alight.

You must attend to your business with the vendor in the market, and not to the noise of the market. ? Beninese proverb

When two elephants fight, it is the grass that gets trampled. ? Swahili saying

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