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Setting a Good Example African Proverbs

African Proverbs on setting a good example for others to follow motivates and inspires us to be our best at leadership, teamwork, and creating successful lives.

You cannot deny the simple beauty and power of an African Proverb


You cannot deny the simple beauty and power of an African Proverb

The young calf learns to eat grass by seeing others do it once. -  Tanzanian Proverb

You can't use your hand to force the sun to set.

-  Nigerian Proverb

Teeth that are together help each other in chewing food. -  Kenyan Proverb

When the shepherd comes home in peace, the milk is sweet.  -  Ethiopian proverb

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

A cutting word is worse than a bowstring, a cut may heal, but the cut of the tongue does not. -  Swahili Proverb

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If there is no enemy within the enemy outside cannot do any harm. -  Mandinka Senegalese Proverb

For the benefit of the flowers, we water the thorns, too. -  Kenyan Proverb

Rotten wood cannot be carved.  -  Swahili Proverb

Sometimes you sow red beans and wh1te beans grow. -  Nigerian Proverb

The learned have eyes; the ignorant have merely two spots on the face. - Ethiopian Proverb

When one is thirsty, one thousand pearls are not worth one drop of water. -  Swahili Proverb

Two sisters are one trunk. -  Nigerian Proverb

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Short folklore stories from Africa to make you fall in love with myths and legends again from the motherland.

  1. Why the bunny rabbit has wiggly slits for a nose
  2. Love Takes No Less Than Everything Marriage Folklore
  3. Hunters Attack Cowards Tell the Story
  4. One Do Wrong All Get Punished
  5. Mighty Little Hedgehog
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