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If you like honey, fear not the bees. -African Proverb

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Funny African Proverbs That Will Put a Smile on Your Face

African proverbs are wise and levelheaded sayings and some are very funny putting a smile on your face.



A warthog eating its fill does not delight a pig. – Mozambique Proverb
Smiling Shinyanga Tanzanian woman photo by David Dennis



The one who suffers from diarrhea is the one that fights with the door at night.  – Zambian Proverb


You should never spit in your own well, you might come back for a drink. - Igbo Proverb

Maasai villagers in traditional clothing and jewelry in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania photo by William Warby

The mosquito that perches on the scrotum must be chased away with caution.  - African Proverb


A blind man already has his foot on the stone he threatens to throw at you. - African Proverb

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