Listen to your Elders African Proverbs
|Eyes have seen it all|
Inspiring African proverbs from your Ancestors.
- You may deny that you were fed, but your body will tell.
- Rivers flow into each other but stomach do not.
- Food that is rejected at one place is accepted at another.
- One greedy for food makes himself playful.
- You cannot make new soups with old bones.
- Those who are thought to be dying are the old, but those who actually die are the young.
- People who are on the verge of death do not hear the drum beat.
- Those who do bad things, also die in a bad ways.
- A bad life does not overwhelm the person who leads it.
- The spider and the fly cannot make a bargain.
- The body of wise man has eyes.
- Do not fight for a coward; he will not fight for you.
- The tortoise can look up but cannot go up.
- Lead a fool into the house but just show the path to the wise.
- One should understand what happens in one’s absence by relating to what used to happen in one’s presence.
- God is the companion of truth.
- A wise man plans for tomorrow, a fool plans only for today.
- One builds a house for the future, not for the past.
- A good hunting dog cannot hunt down a lion.
- What you see in yourself is what you see in the world.