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