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Ancient African Sayings

Collection Of Old African Proverbs (18 Sayings)

old proverbs from africa1. If you want to go quickly go alone. If you want to go far go together.

2. When the music changes, so does the dance

3. He that beats the drum for the mad man to dance is no better than the mad man himself.

4. It is better to be loved than feared.

5. He who refuses to obey cannot command.

6. A wrong step by a leader is a warning to the followers.

7. A sugarcane is sweetest at the joint.

8. You can live without a friend but never without a neighbor.  

9. He is a fool whose sheep runs away twice.

10. The hyena with a cub does not eat up all the available food.

11. The axe forgets; the tree remembers. 

12. Wisdom is like a goat skin bag; every man carries his own.

13. A bad son gives a bad name to his mother.

14. Love is like a baby; It needs to be treated tenderly.

15. He who learns; teaches.

16. A community without elders does not prosper.

17. A person who sells eggs should not start a fight in the market.

18. A man is taller than every mountain he climb.

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