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African Proverbs – Not Giving Up

The cricket is never blinded by the sand of its burrowing.

An oil lamp feels proud to give light even though it wears itself away.

A bird does not change its feathers because the weather is bad.

It is only the toad that gets up from its knees and falls back again on its knees.

It’s not only the fox, but even the snail also arrives at its destination.

When a person regrets endlessly, he gets to pay more for what he regrets.

The swoop of an eagle has seen many seasons and floods.

However long the moon disappears, one day, it must shine again.

Who says the oasis in the desert is happy because of its hidden spring of water?

The praying mantis is never tired waiting all day.
African Proverbs On Not Giving Up
Proverbs are the daughters of experience.




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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  1. I saw many of these beliefs and lessons translated through the newly released “The Lion King” movie. Think it’s worth a watch if you’re into deep life messages…and awesome music.

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    • Oh thank you, Imani! I love the lessons of the Lion King. It happens to be my best animation and I’ve watched it more than a hundred times. Each time is like my first time. Will never grow weary of it. I love the music and the great life lessons. Thanks once again for reading and leaving a comment.💖

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