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Africa is home to more unknown history than known. A map of Africa does not begin to show the vastness of people, culture, food, living and ancient history. Established 2008 Chic African Culture and The African Gourmet are learning tools to meet the demand for better education about the entire continent of Africa.

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Wise Old Sayings

Wise Old Sayings

Old sayings about life are memorable lines that summarize universal truths about life. A useless life is an early death.





Wise Old Sayings




A harvest of peace is produced from a seed of contentment.

You should sow the seed of destiny in the soil of the ancestors.

A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials.

A loving disposition is a river without a ripple.

As the rivers pour their waters back again into the sea, so what a man has lent is returned to him again.

Every blade of grass has its share of the dews of heaven.

Patience is a tree whose root is bitter, but its fruit very sweet.





A single conversation with a wise person is worth a month's study of books.

Going to church doesn't make you a Christian, anymore than standing in your garage makes you a car.

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or one hundred and twenty.

Short cuts make long delays.

It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.

The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.

Outside noisy, inside empty

Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.

African school children


More African Proverbs and Quotes



Here are 20 more African proverbs and quotes to teach us to always be mindful of the words that we say to one another and our actions.



A fool is a wise person ladder.

A wise person will always find a way.

After mischance everyone is wise.

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

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

If you are filled with pride, then you will have no room for wisdom.

If you close your eyes to facts, you will learn through accidents.

In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges, and the foolish build dams.

Instruction in youth is like engraving in stone.

Knowledge without wisdom is like water in the sand.

Nobody is born wise.

Not every dog that barks bites.

The fool speaks, the wise man listens.

The heart of the wise man lies quiet like limpid water.

Too late the bird cries out when it is caught.

Unstringing the bow does not cure the wound.

Wealth, if you use it, comes to an end; learning, if you use it, increases.

What is enough was never little.

What is learned in the cradle lasts till the grave.

Where there are experts there will be no lack of learners.


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