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Proverbs are the official language of the African Nation

Proverbs are the official language of the African Nation


Beautiful Sayings of the African Elder Nation




The importance of Elder proverbs and sayings in the everyday life of the family.

The sayings of the Elder African Nation are not only the epitome of its wisdom but matures the crooked pattern of thought.

Popular Elder Sayings
  • You cannot fill a torn sack.

  • A thorn pierces young skin more quickly than old do.

  • Who follows everyone does wrong; who follows no one does worse.


Elders in Tangier Tetouan Morocco


Proverbs are the official language of the African Nation.

Elder proverb sayings are useful, as they serve to show us how the Africans judge of men and things, and in this respect, it must be acknowledged that many are dictated by wisdom and knowledge.

Popular Elder Sayings
  • It is easy with a full belly to praise fasting.

  • No trade without tools.

  • No resolution without discussion.


It is easy with a full belly to praise fasting.


This is the power of Elder African proverbs and sayings.

Several sayings are of a figurative language and of witty allusions and comparisons are taken from life that these sayings are constantly quoted on every occasion, and express a moral of an event much better than could be done by a long flowery speech.

Popular Elder Sayings
  • What is taken by force is cursed.

  • A tailless cock is but a chicken.

  • Even the King cannot feast from an empty dish.


Wise elders have a thing or two to teach us about enduring change and handling life's adversity.


Let the wise elders listen and add to their learning through proverbs and let the discerning get guidance.

Wise elders have a thing or two to teach us about enduring change and handling life's adversity.

Popular Elder Sayings
  • He who weeps for the world will soon have no eyes.

  • Where water once has flowed, it will flow again.

  • As long as a man does not dishonor himself, nobody can dishonor him.


Proverbs are the official language of the African Nation


Embrace proverb wisdom from not just age but from wise elders.

Elders can't predict the future but sure can see what path in life you are headed down.

Popular Elder Sayings
  • Eyes can see everything except themselves.

  • Belief is easier than investigation.

  • An honorable effort is never lost.


You cannot fill a torn sack. African proverb

Listen to your elder's wise instruction in life through their proverbs and sayings.

Elders have paid their dues and they still have so much more to offer in the training of human existence.

Popular Elder Sayings
  • You cannot take two skins from one goat.

  • It is better to carry an empty sack than to have the devil in it.

  • Even the devil knows what is right, but he will not do it.



Beautiful Africa




Elders wear a garland of silver and grey to grace their heads.

Older people have built up internal mechanisms to deal better with the hard times in life.

Popular Elder Sayings
  • The garden needs no prayers, just rain.

  • Who spends much will soon beg.

  • It is better to weep with the wise than to sing with the fool.


Elder of a greater age sayings


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