Wise African Proverbs Quotes And Sayings About Life

There are lots of wise proverbs from around the world. And each of the continents has lots of wise saying about life. The proverbs come with it many deep definition and meaning.



Wise African Proverbs Quotes And Sayings About Life

There are lots of wise proverbs from around the world. And each of the continents has lots of wise saying about life. The proverbs come with it many deep definition and meaning.

Indeed proverbs are to caution us about life, how we can face the many challenges associated with life and make a meaning out of it. Wise saying comes with it messages about friendship, love, marital lessons for a better relationship and helps us solves many issues of life.

Hope you would like these collections of some top African proverbs about life that you can share with your friends and love ones.

African Elders Wise Proverbs Quotes

[1]. A skirt is fine does not mean, it can be used to appease the gods.

[2]. You may never know the sweetness of pumpkin leaf until you eat bitter leaf.

[3]. All lizards are lying prostrate, we don't know the one having stomachache.

[4]. The world is like an institution; pick your own question paper and stop answering what has been answered.

[5]. No matter how tall you are, you can never see tomorrow. So be humble.

[6]. A child who sit on a nail do not only feel the pains but itching too.

[7]. The cow that everybody supposes to feed always dies of hunger.

[8]. The greatest loss in life is not death. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive.

[9]. A stranger, who doesn't appreciate one's hospitality, develops hunchback as he goes back home.

[10]. Lead us not into temptation is better than deliver us from evil.

Wise Sayings About Life 

[11]. When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

[12]. Knowing somebody is different from leaving with somebody.

[13]. Is just a matter of time the stammer can also pronounce his name.

[13]. A better garri needs no advert just place it in the market it will sell itself.

[14]. He who lies down with dog will rise up with fleas.

[15]. Good they said is not good enough for those who seek the best.

[16]. It's better to live on top of the roof than to live with a troublesome woman in the house.

[17]. When one goes hunting with a goat it simply means that there's no dog again.

[18]. When a visitor is offered a cola nut then his mission will be told by him.

[19]. No matter how long the night may be, it will surely come to a glorious day light.

[20]. Every face that smiles always keep looking young.

Wise African Proverbs

[21]. The gentle stride of a tiger should not be taken for a cowardice.

[22]. It does a fool no good to spent money on education because he/she has no common sense.

[23]. Nobody tells a child to stop playing with fire!

[24]. Teach her, advice her, if she refuses to listen, let the adversity of life teach her.

[25]. Our people said that when you beat a child with the Right hand you used Left hand and call him/her back.

[26]. Love is like a butterfly. It goes where it pleases and pleases where it goes.

[27]. When death threatens' a small dog it does not allow it to perceive the odour of excrement.

[29]. He who can't read and write is like a blind person walking in the market.

[30]. Nothing comes good come easy.

Wise Words Quotes And Proverbs

[31]. When a tree was small it has no branch but when it grown high it is full with many branches.

[32]. Who that doesn't know and don't know that he doesn't know and don't want to know is what?

[33]. Worry is the price paid by those who borrow trouble... No sweet without sweat.

[34]. Patients will always give you positive result in a critical issue.

[35]. Lies will take you somewhere but it will not bring you back.

[36]. A green snake in a green grass is not foolishness but a comprehensive posture for defense and attack.

[37]. The fall of a man is not a down fall of his future and a down fall of a man is not the end of his life. Life goes on.

[38]. Many feel the rain why some just get wet.

[39]. It does not matter what you drive but it matters what drives you.

[40]. If a snake fails to act like a snake then a child will use it to tie firewood.

Wise Words Proverbs

[41]. Always expect the unexpected especially from where it is least expected.

[42]. You cannot conquer what you do not confront.

[43]. The looking back of a Lion is not for fear but to know the distance covered.

[44]. A journey of a thousand miles start with a step.

[45]. He who does not care that his nieghbour’s roof is on fire will soon be forced to fight the same fire on his own roof.

[46]. Only your mother knows whom your real father is.

[47]. No matter how hairy a goat is he will never go to a barbing saloon that the Loin is the Barber.

[48]. When the bush is on fire, the chameleon easily learns to run fast.

[49]. It never rains but it pour because after the rain comes the shine.

[50]. He who fights and run away lives to fight another day.


Wise Adages

[51].The gentleness of a lion in the forest does not mean his lazy but rather on target.

[52].Harvest is no blessing if death is the crop.

[53].The firewood of this world is made for only those that can carry it that's why not all can gather it.

[54]. No lost in life is as dangerous as lost of hope.

[55]. A man can quote the whole Bible for you but his life stinks like that of a dead Rat.

[56]. If I knew that my snail will crawl I would have covered it.

[57]. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a step.

[58]. A toad does not run in the afternoon in vein, is either something is after it or it is after something.

[59]. What an elder sees sitting down can not been seen by a child even if he climes the highest mountain.

[60]. The words of elders are words of wisdom.

Wise African Quotes

[61]. A man who unwrap moi-moi before eating it cannot keep secret.

[62]. The cat may be quiet but it is also vicious.

[63]. Don’t stand looking at a river because a frog may kick you off!

[64]. He who never seat with a man with grey hairs never knows the utility of life.

[65]. Confusion has no better definition.

[66]. The ends they say justifies the means.

[67]. Every garden egg is reddish in colour, unless it is not heathen by the sun

[68]. A brave man is not the one who has no fears but he who triumphs his over his fears.

[69]. It's said that when the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.

[70]. When a little boy has made money, he the elders will acknowledge and visit him.

Wise Old Proverbs

[71]. The gentle walking of a lion does not make it to be a fool.

[72]. I told you before it happen is a good friend. I could have told you before it happen is a bad friend

[73]. It’s better for a man's mouth to be without teeth than for him to lose his manhood.

[74]. You cannot use a big manhood to threaten an old woman.

[75]. If you want to go fast walk alone but if you want to go far; walk with others.

[76]. Don't judge people by their appearance.

[77]. The toad likes water but not when it is boiling.

[78]. When you see a rat playing with the tail of a cat, you need not ask if the rat want to join its ancestors.

[79]. Never work in the association of mediocre.

[80]. When the rain fail's, it fails on one man house.

Wise Proverbs Quotes

[81]. Dancing is not all about noise but is a matter of your style!

[82]. A goat that wants to see the private part of a lion will not live to tell the story.

[83]. It is only great fools that are not grateful.

[84]. A cockroach cannot be innocent in the gathering of fowls.

[85]. A toad does not jump in the afternoon without a course.

[86]. When a war has a fixed date, it will not kill the crippled.

[87]. He who goes to bed with an itching anus surely wakes up with smelly hands.

[88]. Any relationship you are into either makes or break you.

[89]. A child who says his mother will not sleep will also not sleep.

[90]. The anger of a penis doesn't destroy the vagina.

Wise Sayings And Proverbs

[91]. He who laughs last laughs best.

[92]. When the mother of cocoyam died, then the children will suffer.

[93]. He who aims at nothing hits it.

[94]. If there is no truth in the court of law; there is truth in the court of conscience.

[95]. The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.

[96]. Don't give up when people reject you for the rejected stone will become the chief corner stone.

[97]. Everything can fall on its own but nothing can stand on its own.

[98]. The gentle stripe on a tiger is not a symbol of cowardice and a restless grasshopper ends up the gizzard of a bird.

[99]. He who applauds a lunatic is not far from been mad.

[100]. No matter how hungry a lion may be it can never eat grass.


Wise English Sayings

[101]. When an elder cleared his voice the spirit listens.

[102]. An orphan learns when a father is given advice to his children.

[103]. The most dangerous leader is the illiterate leader who does not see nor hear.

[104]. All that glitters is not gold, so be careful of what attracts you easily.

[105]. The surface of the water is beautiful but it is no place to sleep on.

[106]. The hook of the fisherman catches only the desperate fish.

[107]. The smile on the face doesn’t change the colour of the mind.

[108]. When two brothers come out with brawl faces from a settlement, it means that truth has prevailed over frivolity.

[109]. A child who says his parent is not wealthy, himself have started the journey of life.

[110]. There is possibility that you will not reap were you sow but certain you will reap what you sow.

Wise Parables

[111]. No matter how tall you are, you can’t see tomorrow.

[112]. No matter how light skin you are you will need light in the darkness.

[113]. Four things are great, though little in weight: pain, poverty, fire and enemy.

[114]. One who marries his well-behaved daughter to a drunkard; it is as if he has given her to adultery.

[115]. If you knew what was behind questioning, nobody would ever make a request to anybody else.

[116]. He who sleeps with another man's wife should know he is owing another man his own wife.

[117]. The long live of a mangrove tree in a river does not make it a crocodile.

[118]. A missing dog can't hear his Master whistle until it gets lost.

[119]. The penis never explains what color or taste is the Virginia.

[120]. The happiest time and moment of a man, is equally his destructive moment.

Wise Saying Quotes And Proverbs

[121]. The Anus is good for flute, but who is going to blow it.

[122]. The downfall of a breast is not the end of its milk.

[123]. The Anus is kept at the back due to its nature of work.

[124]. When an antelope learns how to run without stopping, the hunter will learn how shoot without targeting.

[125]. Is only a fool that went to sleep when his roof is on fire.

[126]. No matter how hot your anger is, it can't boil yam.

[127]. Be good to the people on your way up the leather because you'll meet them on your way down.

[128]. The challenges of today are seeds of testimony you will give tomorrow, no pain no gain.

[129]. No matter how big a hen is, basket is it master.

[130]. The down fall of a man is never the end of his life.

Wise Sayings About Life

[131]. Whoever delivers your message can make things better or worse for you.

[132]. No matter the beauty of live anaconda it cannot be used to decorate house.

[133]. An aged who sits by the tree trunk sees farther than the young who is on the tree top.

[134]. An idle mind is the devil workshop.

[135]. A successful marriage is a union of two good forgivers.

[136]. In journey of life everybody is needed and everybody is not needed

[137]. A fly that does not listen to advice will follow a death body to the grave.

[138]. A chameleon cannot change his majestic step because the bush is on fire.

[139]. Walking slowly never makes you to not get there.

[140]. He who knows and knows that he knows is wise.

Wise Proverbs And Wise Sayings

[141]. Money doesn't change people; your attitude when they had nothing does.

[142]. You don't see one going to bury his dead and ask him hope all is well.

[143]. You don't cry more than the owner of a dead body.

[144]. He who swallows a coconut has absolute trust on his anus.

[145]. Charity makes way for good tidings.

[146]. When your motive is right your future is secure.

[147]. A child that doesn’t know his mother’s boyfriend calls him brother.

[148]. Any man who says his brother will never become a king will never be a brother to a king.

[149]. A fellow who cannot work will remain in the structural church forever shouting "I receive it".

[150]. Loneliness is problem to the heart but sometimes it refreshes the heart.

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