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African Proverbs – Not Giving Up

The cricket is never blinded by the sand of its burrowing.
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An oil lamp feels proud to give light even though it wears itself away.
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A bird does not change its feathers because the weather is bad.
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It is only the toad that gets up from its knees and falls back again on its knees.
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It’s not only the fox, but even the snail also arrives at its destination.
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When a person regrets endlessly, he gets to pay more for what he regrets.
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The swoop of an eagle has seen many seasons and floods.
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However long the moon disappears, one day, it must shine again.
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Who says the oasis in the desert is happy because of its hidden spring of water?
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The praying mantis is never tired waiting all day.
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African Proverbs On Not Giving Up
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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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