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African Proverb – Living

The most beautiful fig may contain a worm.

If you close your eyes to facts, you will learn through accidents.


Dress up a stick and it will be a beautiful bride.


He who fears the sun will not become a chief.


Judge not your beauty by the number of people who look at you but rather the number of people who smile at you.


It’s those ugly caterpillars that turn into beautiful butterflies after seasons.


It’s no shame at all to work for money.


A family is like a forest when you are outside, it is dense when you are inside, you see that each tree has its space.


If your cornfield is far from your house, the birds will eat your corn.


If the cockroach wants to rule over the chicken, it must have the fox as its bodyguard.

African Proverbs.
Proverbs are the daughters of experience.

African proverbs have a lot of wisdom in them and one gets to the meaning with much deeper thought.

If you have related proverbs, do share with us.

Expect more proverbs on Fiez – Saturdays(hopefully)πŸ’•




Florence Ezekafor View All

I'm a food scientist who has chosen the path of creative writing- the one thing which comes to me naturally.
Back in 2013, my love for teaching young learners propelled me into picking teaching as a career. I taught English, Maths and Science in the United Arab Emirates where I lived for ten years. Right now, I live in Coal City, a beautiful hilly area of my country Nigeria.
My website Fiez-writer is a product of my extreme desire to share my writing with the world. Here, I share fiction, poems, thoughts and writing tips.
A huge part of my life is spent with my lovely family and I'm a proud mother to three brilliant kids.

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