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.
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.