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Friday, April 5, 2019

Prepare the Mind for Elevation

Prepare the Mind for Elevation

Prepare the mind for elevation with 45 African wise sayings and proverbs.

The tongue breaks bones though it has none.

The tongue breaks bones though it has none. There is throughout Africa a large collection of wise sayings and proverbs. Proverbs embrace the wide range of human strokes of genius. They enchant with irony, humor, mischievousness, grace of imagery, and tenderness of emotion. African proverbs and wise sayings give a deep insight into life, and open for us the heart of people. Daily analysis of African wise sayings and proverbs should enter into our readings, as they are a nugget of verbal thought certified by the voice of the African people.

Forty-Five random African wise sayings and proverbs

·        He who enters the home of a prostitute enters not to say his prayers.
·        By going and coming a bird builds its nest.
·        By blackening another, you do not whiten yourself.
·        Poverty makes a man a slave.
·        He that forgives gains the victory.
·        The moon does not grow full in a day.
·        The pearl lies at the bottom of the sea, while the corpse floats on the surface.
·        A good name makes one sleep well.
·        The thief catches himself.
·        Misery in the house where the hen crows and the cock keeps silent.
·        Famine dwells in the house of the quarrelsome.
·        Who has patience has all things.
·        Stolen goods do not make one grow.
·        Before healing others, heal yourself.
·        A lent knife does not come back alone.
·        While two women in the same house will agree together like two cats over a mouse or two dogs over a bone.
·        He dreads a worm who has been bitten by a serpent.
·        If the camel once gets his nose in a tent, his body will soon follow.
·        He is a fool whose sheep run away twice
·        A man without enemies is like a river without stones.
·        Poverty destroys a man's reputation.
·        The law turns on golden wheels.
·        A man must cut out his own garments of reputation.
·        The cure for anger is silence.
·        A high name is better than a high house.
·        Anger benefits no one.
·        When a fish is killed its tail is inserted in its own mouth.
·        Poverty has no kin.
·        Hate has no medicine.
·        A poor man's pipe does not sound.
·        It is better to die of want than to beg.
·        Heaven is at the feet of the poor man.
·        Two crocodiles do not live in one hole.
·        A crab does not bring forth a bird.
·        The tracks of the antelope are lost in that of the elephant.
·        It is not known what calf the cow will have.
·        Bad as it is to be a thief, it is worse to be known as one.
·        Little by little a little becomes a lot.
·        You cannot stop the sun by standing before it.
·        A razor cannot shave itself.
·        The path is made by walking.
·         He who burnt himself with soup blows on milk. 

Deeply meditate upon African wisdom sayings quotes and proverbs.

Deeply meditate upon African wisdom sayings quotes and proverbs.

Misery in the house where the hen crows and the cock keeps silent.

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