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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

African Proverbs- May the ancestors impart knowledge to you

African Proverbs


Those who derive fun watching lunatics, out to have one as a child or relation to know the pains of it.

A man who is trampled to death by an elephant is a man who is blind and deaf.


Don't look where you fell, but where you slipped.


One does not become great by claiming greatness.


Rain beats a leopard's skin, but it does not wash out the spots.


A fowl does not forget where it lays it eggs.


The fish that can see that its water is getting shallower, cannot be stranded.

The dog's bark is not might, but fright.

What forgets is the axe, but the tree that has been axed will never forget.

It is little by little that a bird builds its nest.


A loose tooth will not rest until it's pulled out.


Do a good deed and throw it into the sea.


Time never gets tired of running.


We are what our thinking makes us.


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