Courage Proverb From Southern Africa

Courage Proverb From Southern Africa
With Love From Your Ancestors

Do not find fault with what you do not understand.

How to Think Like a Wise Person African Proverbs

Wise African Proverbs


Intelligence has its advantages but you can be intelligent without being wise. Wisdom goes beyond intelligence and those who think of themselves as intelligent and put down others for not being book smart are certainly not wise.


Wise men in Afataranga Benin Africa
Wise men in Afataranga Benin Africa

How to Think Like a Wise Person African Proverbs

The wise man never takes a step too long for his leg.

The opinion of the intelligent is better than the certainty of the fool.

Follow the saint no further than his doorstep.

You become wise when you begin to run out of money.

Optimism leads to riches and pessimism leads to poverty.

A man dies, but his word lives forever.

Your lips are your enemy.

If you want to eat honey, follow the bees.

If generously shared, a flea can be bitten twice.

You will die poor if you rely on relatives.

One should either become a pillar or lean against one.

A wise man plans for tomorrow, a fool plans only for today.

The patient person eats ripe fruit.

Learn politeness from the impolite.

How to Think Like a Wise Person African Proverbs​.

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