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.
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.
Good comes to better, and better to bad.
He pulls at a long rope who desires another’s death.
Soon ripe, soon rotten.
A good dog never gets a good bone.
To rude words deaf ears.
No flies get into a shut mouth.
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.
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.