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10 African Proverbs to Lighten Your Day

To eat from the same pot with another man is to take an oath of perpetual friendship.

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The tree that cannot shed its old leaves in the dry season, cannot survive the period of drought.

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You can only stop a bird from making a nest on your head but you can’t stop it from flying over your head.

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Help me discipline my child is not a heartfelt remark from the mother.

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What one leans on for support that does not support one cannot kill one when it falls.

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The dance of the millipede does not impress him who has seen the dance of the snake.

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If your son laughs when you scold him, you ought to cry, for you have lost him, but if he cries, you may laugh, for you have a worthy heir.

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Don’t try to make someone hate the person he loves, for he will still go on loving but will hate you.

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Invite some people into your living room and they will go into your bedroom

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To love someone who doesn’t love you is like shaking a tree to make a dewdrop.

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Quotes inspire me a lot, and so does proverbs so I read quotes and proverbs daily, not just my proverbs buy those from other nations.

I love proverbs with deeper meanings and love sharing them with others.

African proverbs have a lot of wisdom in them and one understands it with much deeper thought.

If you have related proberbs (from your tribe, country or continent), kindly share in the comment section. 💕

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7 thoughts on “10 African Proverbs to Lighten Your Day Leave a comment

  1. interesting and inspiring to read… being from an African background, other different ones I know, make the post resonate with me… they could be informal and funny, or formal; however, they always point to truth and enlightenment

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