African Proverbs Page 2



Even the mightest eagle comes down to the tree tops to rest.
African Proverb

A stream cannot rise above its source.
African Proverb

Every misfortune is a
blessing.
African Proverb

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
African Proverb

A ripe melon falls by itself.
African Proverb

A man who pays respect to the great paves his own way for
greatness.
African Proverb

Lack of
knowledge is darker than night.
African Proverb

Do not call to a dog with a whip in your hand.
African Proverb

Repetition is the mother of knowledge.
African Proverb

Wood already touched by fire is not hard to set alight.
African Proverb

One must talk little and
listen much.
African Proverb

Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.
African Proverb

However long the night may last, there will be a morning.
African Proverb

He who is being carried does not realize how far the town is.
African Proverb

By labor comes
wealth.
African Proverb

Ashes fly back into the face of him who throws them.
African Proverb

Having a
good discussion is like having riches.
African Proverb

Knowledge is like a garden: If it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.
African Proverb

A friend is someone you share the path with.
African Proverb

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
African Proverb

Rain does not fall on one roof alone.
African Proverb

A tree is straightened while it is still young.
African Proverb

Confiding a secret to an unworthy person is like carrying grain in a bag with a hole.
African Proverb

Between true
friends even water drunk together is sweet enough.
African Proverb

The earth is a beehive, we all enter by the same door.
African Proverb

He who does not know one thing knows another.
African Proverb

A feeble
effort will not fulfill the self.
African Proverb

When
God cooks, you don't see smoke.
African Proverb

One falsehood spoils a thousand truths.
African Proverb

Do not call the forest that shelters you a jungle.
African Proverb



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