Most popular African proverbs quotes
War ends nothing.
Aiming isn't hitting.
Hate has no medicine.
Guile excels strength.
Silence is also speech.
A beggar has no dignity.
Self-defense is not fear.
A man deeds are his life.
Rivalry is better than envy.
If you are ugly, be winsome.
He who hates, hates himself.
A crab does not beget a bird.
His wealth is superior to him.
Nothing is achieved in a dream.
Silence is the door of consent.
Better a refusal than deception.
Work is the medicine for poverty.
A chattering bird builds no nest.
Sleep, the near relative of death.
A multitude of words cloaks a lie.
Thirst cannot be quenched by proxy.
Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.
Learn politeness from the impolite.
When the cat dies, the mice rejoice.
Poverty without debt is real wealth.
For news of the heart, ask the face.
He who tells the truth is not we liked.
Borrowing is the first-born of poverty.
One falsehood spoils a thousand truths.
Poverty makes a free man become a slave.
The proverb is the horse of conversation.
Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
An enemy slaughters, a friend distributes.
The cat always catches the impatient mouse.
A powerful friend becomes a powerful enemy.
A war without headquarters is an expedition.
A powerful friend becomes at powerful enemy.
Bitter truth is better than sweet falsehood.
Going slowly does not stop one from arriving.
The gums best understand the teeth's affairs.
When hunger gets inside you, nothing else can.
The tyrant is only the slave turned inside out.
Evil deeds are like perfume, difficult to hide.
He who asks questions cannot avoid the answers.
One survives all wounds except those of critics.
It's not what you call me, but what I answer to.
Instruction in youth is like engraving in stone.
One does not become great by claiming greatness.
When elephants fight, the grass gets trampled on.
Don't look where you fall, but where you slipped.
No one tests the depth of a river with both feet.
The man who is not Jealous in love does not love.
When elephants fight, it's the grass that suffers.
When the mouth stumbles, it is worse than the foot.
Not to know is bad but not to wish to know is worse.
Everyone loves a fool, but nobody wants him for a son.
A heavy burden does not kill on the day it is carried.
He who does not travel will not know the value of men.
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
The thoughtless strong man is the chief among lazy men.
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.
An intelligent enemy is better than an ignorant friend.
No one tests the depth of the river with both his feet.
The greatest liar is the one who talks most of himself.
Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.
News does not have wings, yet it can cross the seven seas.
A knot in the tree spoils the ax; famine spoils friendship.
Whoever spurns what is short has not trodden on a scorpion.
When two men of equal wisdom play together, discord arises.
The stream won't be advised, therefore its course is crooked.
Poverty is "Who knows you?" Prosperity is "I am your relative."
There are 40 kinds of lunacy, but only one kind of common sense.
Conceit wouldn't be so terrible if only the right people had it.
Poverty is "Who knows you?"; Prosperity is "I am your relative."
Everybody has been young before, but not everybody has been old before.
The one in front has reached there, the one behind only hears about it.
Lies, though many, will be caught by the truth as soon as she rises up.
The white man lives in the castle; when he dies he lives in the ground.
Truth came to market and could not be sold; we buy lies with ready cash.
When the snake is in the house, one need not discuss the matter of length.
Your food is close to your stomach, but you must put it in your mouth first.
The opinion of the intelligent is better than the certainty of the ignorant.
Those who inherit fortunes are often more troublesome than those who make them.
He who is carried on another's back does not appreciate how far off the town is.
Two birds disputed about a kernel, when a third swooped down and carried it off.
If you wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes. If you don't wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes.
Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It is lent to you by your children.
The fool can no more taste the sweetness of wisdom than the man with cold can appreciate the scent of a rose.
In extreme cases marijuana can so destroy a man's character that he mixes freely with persons of another race.
In the midst of your illness you will promise a goat, but when you have recovered, a chicken will seem sufficient.