African Proverbs (1906 Proverbs)


  • It's better to live with a dumb person than a liar.
    (African Proverb)

  • It is only a stupid cow that rejoices at the prospect of being taken to a beautiful abattoir.
    (African Proverb)

  • In the great river there are large and small fish.
    (African Proverb)

  • If you want to know how long a man's tongue is, let him use his mouth to lick honey from a plate.
    (African Proverb)

  • If you offer to share your seat with a person who has a big bottom your bound to lose it completely.
    (African Proverb)


  • If you don't know where your going to then any road will take you where you're going.
    (African Proverb)

  • If we do what we always did we will always remain what we always we're.
    (African Proverb)

  • If a dog bites you, you don't attack it but you attack its owner.
    (African Proverb)

  • He who ventures into the bush should close his ears to rattling.
    (African Proverb)

  • He who never eats pumpkins with you, you prepare a few slices for him.
    (African Proverb)

  • He who drinks wine without libation is a traitor to the gods.
    (African Proverb)

  • Having a goal is just a dream with a deadline.
    (African Proverb)

  • Evil prospers because good men fail to act.
    (African Proverb)

  • Even if you close your eyes while looking in the mirror the image remains yours.
    (African Proverb)

  • Don't move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless.
    (African Proverb)

  • Defeat is not failure but trail is total failure.
    (African Proverb)

  • Better a calamity to be far away.
    (African Proverb)

  • Anyone can be polite to a king, but it takes a gentleman to be polite to a beggar.
    (African Proverb)

  • A wound given by a word is many times harder to cure than that which is given by the sword.
    (African Proverb)

  • A strong person doesn't rush to wake up early morning.
    (African Proverb)

  • A poor person has no struggles.
    (African Proverb)

  • A man who smiles when he's been robbed has stolen something from the thief.
    (African Proverb)

  • A lizard without one leg cannot move up a tree.
    (African Proverb)

  • A happy man marries the girl he loves, but a happier man loves the girl he marries.
    (African Proverb)

  • A feather is just a delicate thing when removed from a bird because it carries the bird everywhere in the world.
    (African Proverb)

  • A cloudy sky doesn't always cry rain.
    (African Proverb)

  • The eye of a snake is big but no one can put is finger on it.
    (African Proverb)

  • The ceiling won't stay when the room is no longer there.
    (African Proverb)

  • The always-hurrying person eats goat, but the one who takes his time eats beef.
    (African Proverb)

  • Someone who doesn't listen to others deserves not to be listened too.
    (African Proverb)


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