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10 Favorite African Proverbs That I Always Keep With Me Wherever I Go

10 Favorite African Proverbs That I Always Keep With Me Wherever I Go

I know my ancestors are with me, wherever I decide to stay, drink, eat and explore; these 10 favorite African Proverbs I always keep with me wherever I go.


Do not let what you cannot do turn your head away from what you can do.

A journeys discovery can be bittersweet but you can emerge stronger from the experience.


I take with me everywhere I go 10 favorite African Proverbs


When two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.


It is not always the one who speaks the loudest who wins the dispute.


The disobedient fowl obeys in a pot of soup.


The river may be wide, but it can be crossed.


An axe does not cut down a tree by itself.
No one can uproot the tree that God has planted.

Strategy is better than strength.


Two men in a burning house must not stop to argue.


Do not let what you cannot do turn your head away from what you can do.


If we stand tall, it is because we stand on the backs of those who came before us.


If a donkey kicks you and you kick back, you are both asses.

No one can uproot the tree that God has planted.



An African proverb typically refers to a short clever saying that offers some kind of wisdom.


African proverbs became known as the wisest type of speech for the wisest man in the ancient world.


The African proverb refers to action, skill or applied knowledge.

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