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African Proverbs About Fear and Frauds

Proverbs from Africa the young may think are just old out-dated African proverbs quoted by their elders as simple ways of speaking. However, as they grow older they are surprised to learn that many, if not all fear and frauds African proverbs had been used for centuries not only their parents, grandparents and ancestors but also all over the world. The influence of fear and frauds African proverbs over the hearts and lives of African people is unquestioned as spoken authority and the last word. African Proverbs About Fear and Frauds

African Proverbs About Fear and Frauds

African Proverbs About Fear Fiends and Frauds

Fear

■ The cow that has been burnt out of its shed sees the evening sky red and trembles.

■ Once bitten by a snake he fears a rope.

■ Who has burnt himself with hot food blows at cold.

Frauds

■ There are many preachers and teachers who don't hear themselves.

■ A healer of others, himself diseased.

■ Wise teachers give fruits not flowers.

Fiends

■ When the poor man grows rich, he beholds the stars at noonday.

■ When he had filled his belly, he began to mock the poor.

■ When the old goat goes to church, he does not stop until he gets to the altar.

African Proverbs About Fear

Definition of African Proverbs

African proverbs are life decoded in simple words. African proverbs communicate timeless insight about truth and sincerity, kindness and wickedness and wisdom and foolishness. African proverbs touch the place in our hearts where we are silent, listening to the wise words of our ancestors.

The African culture expresses lessons learned through wisdom in Proverbs. This is why African proverbs express the timeless wisdom of African people.

African proverbs are the wisdom and humor of epochs of African ancestor’s thoughtfulness to point to a moral lesson or embellish a story. Proverbs of African people are the index of their lives.

Proverbs from Africa contain the essence of moral truth and practical lesson; they are drawn from real life and are generally the fruit of philosophy grafted on the stem of experience. African proverbs help the people of today see Africans as they are and understand African culture better.

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On a fool’s beard, the barber learns to shave.

Nothing falls into the mouth of a sleeping lion.

To wash a donkeys tail is loss of time and soap.

After mischance everyone is wise.

The one-eyed are kings in the land of the blind.

A good lawyer is a bad neighbor.

He does a good day’s work that rids himself of a fool.

He who rides on the giant’s shoulders sees further than he who carries him.

What is learned in the cradle lasts until the grave.

One half of the world laughs at the other.

What is enough was never little.

A friend is known in the time of need.

There is no such thing as an insignificant enemy.

Too late the bird cries out when it is caught.

A fine cage won’t feed the bird.

For the last-comer the bones.

Unstringing the bow does not cure the wound.

The eagle does not hunt flies.

The tree does not fall at the first stroke.


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