Best quotes by the African African Proverbs

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
  • Enemy

Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter.
  • story

A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything
  • Wisdom

When there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do you no harm.
  • inner



Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.
  • Failure

If you are filled with pride, then you will have no room for wisdom.
  • pride

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
  • Persistence

When deeds speak, words are nothing.
  • Actions

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

In darkness, the stone becomes the buffalo.
  • power

When elephants fight it is the grass that suffers.
  • War

Whatever accomplishment you boast of in the world, there is someone better than you.
  • Vanity

When spider webs unite they can tie up a lion.
  • Unity

Until the lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.
  • History

He who does not know one thing knows another
  • Knowledge

The hand that rocks the cradle rules the nation and its destiny.
  • Patriotism

Indecision is like a stepchild: if he does not wash his hands, he is called dirty, if he does, he is wasting water.
  • Decisions

Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.
  • Character

No matter how full the river, it still wants to grow.
  • Rivers

If your buttocks burn, you know you have done wrong.
  • Punishment

Parents give birth to the body of their children, but not always to their characters.
  • parents

The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth.
  • embraced

He who burns down his house knows why ashes cost a fortune.
  • ashes

Peace is costly but it is worth the expense.
  • peace

Little by little a little becomes a lot.
  • gradation

Knowledge is like a garden; if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.
  • cultivated


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