African Culture is World Heritage

African Proverb

African Proverb
Distance diminishes the elephant

It is well with my soul African proverbs

It is well with my soul African proverbs

African proverbs teach when peace, like a river, attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll; whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, it is well, it is well, with my soul.





When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll; whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, it is well, it is well, with my soul.

African proverbs teaching faith, perseverance and hopefulness, reminding us it is well with the soul.



It is with patience that one dissects a bee to see its intestines. ~ Ewe Proverb


Whatever is sugared kills, whereas that which is bitter heals ~ Kenyan Proverb


Good things are found among thorns ~ Democratic Republic of Congo


To live long is to see many things. ~ Orma Proverb


One who bathes willingly with cold water does not feel the cold. ~ Tanzanian Proverb


A lone traveler is swept away by a stream. ~ Malawi Proverb


Although the grass looks even, there are paths in between. ~ Ewe Proverb


Kneeling you eat with others, keep standing and you eat nothing. ~ Zambian Proverb


Not all knowledge is taught in school ~ Twi Proverb


The person whose feet feel the morning dew is better than the person who remains at the fireplace. ~ Tanzanian Proverb


Things of today do not relate or transfer with things of tomorrow, for tomorrow God knows. ~ Kenyan Proverb



When you are given, you should also give ~ Kenyan Proverb



It is well with my soul



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