Do not find fault with what you do not understand.

Do not invite evil to sit at your table then cry

African proverbs for understanding the human spirit, and mind and where to stand between good and evil.

African Elders will tell you do not invite evil to sit at your table then cry because your life is hard.
If you keep painting the devil on the walls, he will by and by appear to you in person.

The best masters of shunning evil wisdom are those who listen to their first mind and order things. African proverbs are general forms of speech, leaving the restrictions, which the case may require or bear, to be made by the hearer or interpreter’s discretion.

African proverbs have paved the way to success for many Africans. They also provide a safe haven for many people in challenging circumstances to develop and thrive, but good does not always come from good as the 13 African proverbs below make known.


Do not invite evil to sit at your table then cry African proverbs.


Good comes to better, and better to bad.

He pulls at a long rope who desires another’s death.

Soon ripe, soon rotten.

Do not invite evil to sit at your table.

A good dog never gets a good bone.

To rude words deaf ears.

No flies get into a shut mouth.

Living a man knows not his soul dead he knows not his corpse African proverb.

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

After the act wishing is in vain.

After mischance everyone is wise.

In the land of promise, a man may die of hunger African Proverb.

What is bad for one is good for another.

He is lucky who forgets what cannot be mended.

He that has no ill luck grows weary of good luck.


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