African Proverbs Page 2Compiled by Catherine Pulsifer
Even the mightest eagle comes down to the tree tops to rest.
Lack of knowledge is darker than night.
Do not call to a dog with a whip in your hand.
Wood already touched by fire is not hard to set alight.
One must talk little and listen much.
Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.
He who is being carried does not realize how far the town is.
Ashes fly back into the face of him who throws them.
Having a good discussion is like having riches.
Knowledge is like a garden: If it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
Rain does not fall on one roof alone.
Confiding a secret to an unworthy person is like
carrying grain in a bag with a hole.
Between true friends even water drunk together is sweet enough.
The earth is a beehive, we all enter by the same door.
He who does not know one thing knows another.
A feeble effort will not fulfill the self.
When God cooks, you don't see smoke.
One falsehood spoils a thousand truths.
Do not call the forest that shelters you a jungle.
above its source."
do not make
falls by itself."
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