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African Proverb

African Proverb
Distance diminishes the elephant

Remember the good advice African Proverbs gave you today

Remember the good advice African Proverbs gave you today.


An army of sheep led by a lion can defeat an army of lions led by sheep.
Everyone thinks their own spit tastes good.
By a sweet tongue and kindness, you can drag an elephant with a strand of hair.
The spider and fly cannot make a bargain.
The lion does not turn around when a small dog barks.
Those who refuse to obey cannot command.
War ends nothing.

Using African Proverbs when you listen to good advice, take it in and pass it on. Good advice intelligence is not limited to those who follow a straight and narrow path, often times the best advice comes from those who have been there, done that and learned the hard way.


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

Everyone thinks their own spit tastes good.

By a sweet tongue and kindness, you can drag an elephant with a strand of hair.

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

The spider and fly cannot make a bargain.

Those who refuse to obey cannot command.

War ends nothing.

African proverbs had been used for centuries not only their parents, grandparents and ancestors but also all over the world. African proverbs communicate timeless good advice 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.

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