African Proverbs

Wise sayings in the form of proverbs from Africa that have been passed down for generations.We hope these famous inspirational proverbs inspire and motivate you. Learn from the wisdom of these sayings that have been around for many years!

For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
African Proverb

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

Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.
African Proverb

A cutting word is worse than a bowstring, a cut may heal, but the cut of the tongue does not.
African Proverb

We start as fools and become wise through experience.
African Proverb

If you don't stand for something, you will fall for something.
African Proverb

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

Don't set sail on someone else's star.
African Proverb

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

It is not what you are called, but what you answer to.
African Proverb

Seeing is better than hearing.
African Proverb

One must talk little and listen much.
African Proverb

He who learns, teaches.
African Proverb

Return to old watering holes for more than water; friends and dreams are there to meet you.
African Proverb

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
African Proverb

To try and to fail is not laziness.
African Proverb

There is no medicine to cure hatred.
African Proverb

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

He who talks incessantly, talks nonsense.
African Proverb

The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people.
African Proverb

Money is sharper than a sword.
African Proverb

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

The fool speaks, the wise man listens.
African Proverb

What you cannot see during the day, you will not see at night.
African Proverb

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.
African Proverb

He who forgives ends the argument
African Proverb

It takes a whole village to raise a child.
African Proverb

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

You must judge a man by the work of his hands.
African Proverb

It is not work that kills, but worry.
African Proverb

The path is made by walking.
African Proverb

So many little things makes a man love a woman in a BIG way.
African Proverb



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