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Rock The African Proverb by Bhenehdikt(m): 6:24pm On Jan 05, 2015
*The lizard that jumped from the
high Iroko tree to the ground said
he would praise himself if no one
else did.
*A child that washes his hands well will.eat with the elders
*It takes a whole village to raise a child.

Let's see how good you are with African proverbs.
Re: Rock The African Proverb by Nobody: 6:26pm On Jan 05, 2015
the red eye of a he goat cannot prevent its owner from selling it.
Re: Rock The African Proverb by Bhenehdikt(m): 6:30pm On Jan 05, 2015
afolag:
the red eye of a he goat cannot prevent its owner from selling it.
nice!!!
Re: Rock The African Proverb by Bhenehdikt(m): 6:33pm On Jan 05, 2015
I wont agree,i wont agree says the crab until it falls inside the pot of soup
Re: Rock The African Proverb by Jboy8844(m): 6:34pm On Jan 05, 2015
African proverbs:
1. Only a fool tests
the depth of a river
with both feet.
Meaning: You don’t jump
straight into a situation
without thinking about
it first.
2. Knowledge is like a
garden: If it is not
cultivated, it cannot
be harvested.
Meaning: If you don’t
make efforts to acquire
knowledge then you
would not expect to
have it and if you do not
put the knowledge you
have to use, you cannot
expect to gain anything
from it.
3. Sugarcane is
sweetest at its joint.
Meaning: Good and
sweet things of live
may appear difficult to
achieve but in the end,
it is worth it.
4. If you offend, ask
for a pardon; if
offended forgive.
Meaning: This is as
simple as it sounds: If
you upset someone,
apologize to him or her.
If someone upsets you,
forgive him or her
because what goes
around, comes around.
5. Don’t set sail using
someone else’s star.
Meaning: Avoid copying
someone else. Just
because someone has
been successful in what
he/she does should not
be what will make you
to do the same thing
and expect to be
successful.
6. The best way to
eat an elephant in
your path is cut him
up into little pieces.
Meaning: The best
approach to solving a
problem is to take it bit
by bit; one at a time.
7. A restless feet
may walk into a
snake pit.
Meaning: If someone is
busy doing nothing or is
involved in what he
does noe know about, it
is easy for him to get
into trouble.
8. A chick that will
grow into a cock can
be spotted the very
day it hatches.
Meaning: You can easily
foresee the future of
something through the
character and tell-tale
signs it exhibits today.
9. After a foolish
deed comes
remorse.
Meaning: Feeling sorry
always follows a foolish
act.
10. A man who pays
respect to the great
paves the way for
his own greatness.
Meaning: What goes
around, comes around
so whatever you sow,
you shall reap
11. He who does not
know one thing
knows another.
Meaning: No one knows
everything, but
everyone knows
something.
12. A roaring lion kills
no game.
Meaning: You cannot
achieve or gain anything
by mere sitting around
and just talking about it.
13. Do not call the
forest that shelters
you a jungle.
Meaning: Do not insult
someone who is
capable of taking your
responsibility or taking
care of you
14. When a king has
good counselors, his
reign is peaceful.
Meaning: What defines a
man is the
circumstances and
people around him and if
they are good, he turns
out good.
15. It takes a whole
village to raise a
child.
Meaning: The society is
responsible for the
moral characters it
creates and everyone in
a community should be
responsible for helping
to train a child
irrespective of who the
parents are; offering
correction where they
are needed.
16. If a child washes
his hands he could
eat with kings.
Meaning: If you prepare
and allow yourself to be
well trained when you
have the opportunity,
you will achieve a lot
and be favored in due
course.
17. Rain does not fall
on one roof alone.
Meaning: Trouble comes
to everyone at one time
or another.
18. Life is like a
shadow and a mist; it
passes quickly by,
and is no more.
Meaning: Life is short,
and you only live it once.
19. Wherever a man
goes to dwell, his
character goes with
him.
Meaning: What defines a
man is his character
which is inseparable
from him and follows
him wherever he goes.
20. Do not look
where you fell, but
where you slipped.
Meaning: Don’t look at
your mistakes; look at
what caused you to
make the mistakes
otherwise you may
repeat the mistake.

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Re: Rock The African Proverb by jacabi(m): 7:22pm On Jan 05, 2015
* Until the rotten tooth is removed, mouth must chew with caution.
* A hunter with one arrow does not shoot aimlessly.
* If you are patient with a cowry shell, you would one day have thousands of it.
* A child that has not travelled widely would think his mum is the best cook.

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