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African Proverb lesson on no man is an Island.

African Proverb No Man is an Island


African proverb meaning is no one is self-sufficient; everyone relies on others.


More African proverb lessons from the ancestors on no man is an island. 

A climbing plant with tendrils cannot grow on its own without the support of a tree.

One hand alone cannot wash the body.

A man with a cough cannot conceal himself.

Ashes always fly back in the face of him who throws them.

One should either become a pillar or lean against one.

If generously shared, a flea can be bitten twice.

The head that touches the ground a birth, will not fail to touch the ground at death.

One cannot see oneself, a stone cannot push itself.

The neck does not recognize that the head is heavy.

Men’s ideas helped to locate the snake.

One cannot see oneself, a stone cannot push itself.

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