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Topics: African Proverbs: Famous African Proverbs & Sayings A-A
African Proverbs A-A  A-AS  AS-F  H-I  IF-K  L-O  P-T  TH-TH  TO-W  WH-Y  More African Proverbs and Sayings
A barber does not shave himself.
Source: African
A chattering bird builds no nest.
Source: African
A chick that will grow into a cock can be spotted the very day it hatches.
Source: African
A chief is a reward of God.
Source: Nigerian
A chief is like a potato vine; in straightening it, you break it.
Source: Malawian
A chief is like a rubbish heap; everything comes to him.
Source: Malawian
A chief is like a swamp where fire ceases to burn.
Source: Malawian
A child brought up where there is always dancing cannot fail to dance.
Source: Nyanja
A child does not fear treading on dangerous ground until he or she gets hurt.
Source: Bukusu
A child doesn't breastfeed from a stepmother if its mother is still alive.
Source: African
A child is a child of everyone.
Source: Sudanese
A child is an axe; when it cuts you, you still pick it up and put it on your shoulder.
Source: Bemba
A child is what you put into him.
Source: Nigerian
A child one does not instruct on return, one instructs him when going.
Source: Bantu
A child who fears beating, would never admit that he played with a missing knife.
Source: Nigerian
A child who has no mother will not have scars to show on his back.
Source: Nigerian
A child who is carried on the back will not know how far the journey is.
Source: Nigerian
A child who is fearless is going to bring tears to his mother's eyes.
Source: African
A child who is to be successful is not to be reared exclusively on a bed of down.
Source: Akan
A child's fingers are not scalded by a piece of hot yam which his mother puts into his palm.
Source: African
A child's lie is like a dead fish in a pond that in the end, always comes to the surface, explains his mother.
Source: Luo
A comb becomes bad when it hurts you.
Source: African
A community without elders does not prosper.
Source: Mozambican
A crazy chief is more noted than ten normal people.
Source: Ghanaian
A cutting word is worse than a bowstring, a cut may heal, but the cut of the tongue does not.
Source: African
A deputy chief settles only small cases.
Source: Ugandan
A family is like a forest, when you are outside it is dense, when you are inside you see that each tree has its place.
Source: African
A feeble effort will not fulfil the self.
Source: African
A fish and bird may fall in love but the two cannot build a home together.
Source: African
A fool has many days.
Source: Gikuyu
A fool is like a wanderer lost on a path.
Source: Luo
A fool looks for dung where the cow never browsed.
Source: African
African Proverbs A-A  A-AS  AS-F  H-I  IF-K  L-O  P-T  TH-TH  TO-W  WH-Y  More African Proverbs and Sayings

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