15 of the Best-Loved African Proverbs
African proverbs can distill a lifetime into one short sentence. African proverbs articulate that which we cannot see, identify, sense, believe, think, understand, envision, hope, and dread.
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By Chic African Culture
The body is easily satisfied but not the heart.
Do not abuse the hospitality of others.
Do not tell the person who is carrying you that he stinks.
Don't look where you fall, but where you slipped.
Early corn is best, so the firstborn is the one to delight in.
Fortune favors the foolish.
In the larger affairs the minor are forgotten.
It is a bad child who does not take advice.
It takes a village to raise a child.
Labor has sure reward.
Searching for something can be in the way of finding it.
The path is made by walking.
The way a man dies is determined by his occupation.
To go out often is your father and to sit in one place is your mother.
Wealth is short-lived.