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Kenyan Proverbs on Avoiding Stupid Mistakes

Kenyan Proverbs on Avoiding Stupid Mistakes

Kenyan African proverbs on the virtues of discerning what is true and wise and avoiding stupid mistakes; being wise is different from being smart. Being wise can save you needless unhappiness and negativity in life.



Wise Maasai elder of Kenya


Kenyan Proverbs on Avoiding Stupid Mistakes


What was withheld, as a secret thought will come out through a slip of the tongue.


You do not benefit from a lie, a lier does not benefit from another lier.


The plan kills; the weapon only does the deed.


However long it may grow, the neck will never surpass the head.


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


One should either become a pillar or lean against one.


A distant shelter does not shield one from cold.


A wise man plans for tomorrow, a fool plans only for today.



Without patience, we cannot reach an honorable position.



Kenyan Proverbs


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