African Wisdom

It is not what you are called, but what you answer to. – African Proverb

To get lost is to learn the way.

What you help a child to love can be more important than what you help him to learn. ~African Proverb

The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes didn’t have tears.

We desire to bequest two things to our children — the first one is roots; the other one is wings. ~Sudanese Proverb

One thread for the needle, one love for the heart. – Sudanese Proverb

Love, like rain, does not choose the grass on which it falls. – Zulu Proverb

Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it. – Akan Proverb

In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and foolish build dams. ~Nigerian

If you are filled with pride, then you will have no room for wisdom.

A wise person will always find a way. ~Tanzanian Proverb

If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

A single bracelet does not jingle. – Congo

A small house will hold a hundred friends.

When there is peace in the country, the chief does not carry a shield. ~Ugandan Proverb

When two elephants fight, it is the grass that gets trampled. – Swahili Saying

Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far. – West African Proverb

He who thinks he is leading and has no one following him is only taking a walk. – Malawi 🙂

An army of sheep led by a lion can defeat an army of lions led by a sheep. – Ghanaian Proverb ??

He who is destined for power does not have to fight for it. – Ugandan Proverb

Do not forget what is to be a sailor because of being a captain yourself. – Tanzania

You do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla. ~Congolese Proverb

Patience is the mother of a beautiful child. – Bantu

When the music changes, so does the dance. – Nigerian Proverb

Even without drumbeats, banana leaves dance. ~African Proverb

A woman is never old when it comes to the dance she knows. ~African Proverb

 

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About Shemer

Author who loves reading, writing, horse riding, archery, books, dancing and many other things. Fulltime Soldier and part-time wildlife management student who loves to do adventurous things and explore the real world or books in her spare time.
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