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Be Careful Who You Trust African Proverbs

Be careful who you trust African proverbs teach that sweet and sour walk hand in hand and not everyone that smiles at you is reliable, good, and honest. Choose your friends wisely. 




Be Careful Who You Trust African Proverbs





The lion is a beautiful animal, when seen at a distance - Zulu Proverb



Leopard lying in the grass, be careful who you trust African proverbs photo by Tambako The JaguarOne who defames another's character, also defames their own -Nigerian Proverb



People may tell little lies small as a thorn but, they will grow to the size of a spear and kill you -Yoruba Proverb


The skin of the leopard is beautiful, but not his heart  - Democratic Republic of Congo Proverb


Who created thunder does not fear it  - African Proverb


Hunger makes the big fish come out of hiding in the river  - African Proverb


The lizard had the tree in mind before challenging the dog to a fight. - African Proverb


Hyena on the lying in wait, be careful who you trust African proverbsWar has no eyes  - Swahili Proverb


Eggs and metal do not go in the same basket  - Ewe Proverb


When you see a rat running into a fire then you know that what it is running away from is hotter than the fire  - African Proverb


 
No matter how much you feed a lizard it cannot become a crocodile  - African Proverb


The young of a snake is a snake too  - Swahili proverb


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