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Five African Proverbs on Foolproofing Your Life


Foolproofing Your Life
Five African proverbs on foolish, pointless, silly, inane, weak of mind, actions of unwise people.

Here are 5 African proverbs on foolproofing your life.


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The world is filled with demanding people. It is impossible to avoid them. Nevertheless, as the ancestors say, the best way to deal with fools is by not dealing with them at all.


5 African proverbs on foolproofing your life.

A parasite cannot live alone.  ~ African Proverb
A parasite cannot live alone.  ~ African Proverb

One should never rub bottoms with a porcupine.  ~ African Proverb
One should never rub bottoms with a porcupine.  ~ African Proverb

The rain wets the leopard's spots but does not wash them off. ~ African Proverb
The rain wets the leopard's spots but does not wash them off. ~ African Proverb

Silence is the best answer to the unwise.  ~ African Proverb
Silence is the best answer to the unwise.  ~ African Proverb

The fool always has an answer on the tip of his tongue.  ~ African Proverb
The fool always has an answer on the tip of his tongue.  ~ African Proverb


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