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African Proverb Quotes Stop Talking and Listen

African Proverb Quotes Stop Talking and Listen

Stop talking and start listening to good African Proverb advice from the ancestors.



African Ancestor advice to listen to



  • Those who refuse to obey cannot command.
  • War ends nothing
  • If you are filled with pride then you will have no room for wisdom.
  • The lion does not turn around when a small dog barks.
  • The spider and the fly can't make a bargain.
  • An army of sheep led by a lion can defeat an army of lions led by sheep



African Proverbs

War ends nothing.

Those who refuse to obey cannot command.




The lion does not turn around when a small dog barks.


An army of sheep led by a lion can defeat an army of lions led by sheep

The spider and the fly can't make a bargain.
The spider and the fly can't make a bargain.  


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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