African ProverbsCompiled by Catherine Pulsifer
If you don't stand for something, you will fall for something.
A cutting word is worse than a bowstring, a cut may heal, but the cut of the tongue does not.
If you climb up a tree, you must climb down the same tree.
It is not what you are called, but what you answer to.
A chattering bird builds no nest.
When a needle falls into a deep well, many people will look into the well, but few will be ready to go down after it.
For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
To try and to fail is not laziness.
If you offend, ask for a pardon; if offended forgive.
A good deed is something one returns.
A family is like a forest, when you are outside it is dense, when you are inside you see that each tree has it's place.
He who learns, teaches.
Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.
It is not work that kills, but worry.
Seeing is different than being told.
There is no medicine to cure hatred.
If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.
sail on someone
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after two hares
you will catch neither."
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