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Monday, October 27, 2014

Do not insult a crocodile while your foot is still in the water

Do not insult a crocodile while your foot is still in the water is an African Proverb. African proverbs express the timeless wisdom of African people.


Do not insult a crocodile while your foot is still in the water

Do not insult a crocodile while your foot is still in the water 

More wise sayings on learning when to speak and when to stay silent



“A hog that has wallowed in the mud seeks a clean person to rub against”


“Boasting is not courage”


“It is easy to cut to pieces a dead elephant”


“Even silence speaks”


“He who has done something in secret, and sees people talking together, thinks they are talking of his action”


“A man with a cough can never conceal himself”


“Swallow your pride occasionally, it's non-fattening”


“Be mindful of humility: the gale that breaks the pine does not bruise the violet.”


A hog that has wallowed in the mud seeks a clean person to rub against

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