African Proverbs


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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

Where you will sit when you are old shows where you stood in youth. ? Yoruba proverb

Words are sweet, but they never take the place of food. ? Ibo Proverb

You must judge a man by the work of his hands.

When you are at home, your troubles can never defeat you. - Cape Coast, Ghana Proverb

Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.

You always learn a lot more when you lose than when you win. ? African proverb

You should know what?s being cooked in the kitchen otherwise you might eat a forbidden food. ? African Proverb

When you befriend a chief remember that he sits on a rope. ? Ugandan proverb

Whether the knife falls on the melon or the melon on the knife, the melon suffers.

You are beautiful because of your possessions. ? Baguirmi Proverb

You should not hoard your money and die of hunger. ? Ghana

When you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him. ? Ashanti Proverb

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