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1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

Mind elevation wise sayings and proverbs

Prepare the mind for elevation with 45 African wise sayings and proverbs.

The tongue breaks bones though it has none. There is throughout Africa a large collection of wise sayings and proverbs. African proverbs embrace the wide range of human strokes of genius. They enchant with irony, humor, mischievousness, the grace of imagery, and the tenderness of emotion. 

Before healing others, heal yourself African saying proverbs

Forty-Five random African wise sayings and proverbs

He who enters the home of a prostitute enters not to say his prayers.

By going and coming a bird builds its nest.

By blackening another, you do not whiten yourself.

Poverty makes a man a slave.

He that forgives gains the victory.

The moon does not grow full in a day.

The pearl lies at the bottom of the sea, while the corpse floats on the surface.

The way through the challenge and to get unstuck is to be still, run your favorite African proverb repeatedly in your mind and then ask yourself what is the next right move. 

Do the next right move and then from that make the next might move and the next right move. 

Use African proverbs and not to be overwhelmed by life because you know your life is bigger than that one moment.

A good name makes one sleep well.

The thief catches himself.

Misery in the house where the hen crows and the cock keeps silent.

Famine dwells in the house of the quarrelsome.

Who has patience has all things.

Stolen goods do not make one grow.

Before healing others, heal yourself.

A lent knife does not come back alone.

While two women in the same house will agree together like two cats over a mouse or two dogs over a bone.

He dreads a worm who has been bitten by a serpent.

Know you are not defined by what somebody says is a failure for you because failure is just there to point you in a different direction. 

Through African proverbs, I've learned to appreciate living in the moment and keep a grateful heart. 

Learn what you are grateful for and what it will begin to do is to change your perspective of your day and your life.

Focus on what you have you will always see that the cosmos is plentiful and you will have more if you are grateful and focus your life on what you do have.

If the camel once gets his nose in a tent, his body will soon follow.

He is a fool whose sheep run away twice

A man without enemies is like a river without stones.

Poverty destroys a man's reputation.

The law turns on golden wheels.

A man must cut out his own garments of reputation.

The cure for anger is silence.

A high name is better than a high house.

Anger benefits no one.

When a fish is killed its tail is inserted in its own mouth.

African proverb Little by little a little becomes a lot.

Poverty has no kin.

Hate has no medicine.

A poor man's pipe does not sound.

It is better to die of want than to beg.

Heaven is at the feet of the poor man.

Two crocodiles do not live in one hole.

A crab does not bring forth a bird.

The tracks of the antelope are lost in that of the elephant.

It is not known what calf the cow will have.

Bad as it is to be a thief, it is worse to be known as one.

Misery in the house where the hen crows and the cock keeps silent.

Little by little a little becomes a lot.

You cannot stop the sun by standing before it.

A razor cannot shave itself.

The path is made by walking.

He who burnt himself with soup blows on milk.

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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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