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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Ten Favorite African Proverbs

We asked our Chic African Culture Twitter and Google Plus followers to send us their favorite African proverbs. Here are 10 of our favorites.


Proverbs are words of wisdom from the African continent, here are 10 of our favorites.


Think of the going-out before you enter.


The crown of a good disposition is humility.

Proverbs are words of wisdom from the African continent
It may be a fire today but tomorrow it will be ashes.


Improve your intentions and you will sleep fearlessly, even in the desert.


If the wind blows it enters at every crevice.


Accept information and knowledge, even from the snout of a hog.


The provision for tomorrow belongs to tomorrow.


Patience is the key of joy; but haste is the key of sorrow.


Do not order the tree to be cut down which gives you shade.


Shut the window through which a bad smell comes.


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