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African Proverb Quotes

A donkey knows no gratitude. - (Knappert, p. 138, Swahili)

Where the rooster crows there is a village. -Schambala proverb

The eye is a coward. - Kalenjin (Kenya)

Instruction in youth is like engraving in stones. Berber, North Africa

You suffer from smoke produced by the firewood you fetched yourself. Luhya, Kenya

One cannot count on riches. Somalia

However long the night, the dawn will break.

If one is roasting two potatoes, one of them is bound to get charred. - Kikuyu, Kenya.

One who is crazy for meat hunts buffalo. Luganda, Uganda

You can not take away someone's luck. - Kalenjin (Kenya)

One cannot both feast and become rich. Ashanti tribe

The ivator is alone, but those who eat are many. -Schambala proverb

The poor man and the rich man do not play together. Ashanti tribe

Do not tell the man carrying you that he stinks. Sierra Leone

The pillar of the world is hope. - Kanuri proverb, Nigeria