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 :: Proverbs by Origin: African For more info about this origin click on the info image. (56 Proverbs)

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A barber does not shave himself.
~ African Proverb

 

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A chick that will grow into a cock can be spotted the very day it hatches.
~ African Proverb

 

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A child's fingers are not scalded by a piece of hot yam which his mother puts into his palm.
~ African Proverb

 

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A comb becomes bad when it hurts you.
~ African Proverb

 

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A cutting word is worse than a bowstring, a cut may heal, but the cut of the tongue does not.
~ African Proverb

 

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A fool looks for dung where the cow never browsed.
~ African Proverb

 

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If you climb up a tree, you must climb down the same tree.
~ African Proverb

 

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If you don't stand for something, you will fall for something.
~ African Proverb

 

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If you refuse to be made straight when you are green, you will not be made straight when you are dry.
~ African Proverb

 

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When the big tree falls, the goat eats its leaves.
~ African Proverb

 

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A proud heart can survive a general failure because such a failure does not prick its pride.
~ African Proverb

 

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Quarrels end, but words once spoken never die.
~ African Proverb

 

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You can tell ripe corn by its look.
~ African Proverb

 

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Confiding a secret to an unworthy person is like carrying grain in a bag with a hole.
~ African Proverb

 

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Send a boy where he wants to go and you see his best pace.
~ African Proverb

 

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When a fool is cursed, he thinks he is being praised.
~ African Proverb

 

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When a king has good counselors, his reign is peaceful.
~ African Proverb

 

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When a needle falls into a deep well, many people will look into the well, but few will be ready to go down after it.
~ African Proverb

 

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When elephant steps on a trap, no more trap.
~ African Proverb

 

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When elephants fight, it is the grass who suffers.
~ African Proverb

 

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