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A person does not become clever by carrying books along.
African proverb, Swahili

He is an enemy who slanders one's name.
African proverb, Yoruba

The day you are unlucky, even the cold food burns.
African proverb, Bemba

Drop by drop rain fills a pot.
African proverb, Annang

Profit surpasses pride.
African proverb, Swahili

A goat cannot be cooked with the hyena.
African proverb, Hausan

What women say is nonsense; but he who does not listen in is a fool.
African proverb, Bemba

Authority does not depend on age.
African proverb, Ovambo

Man is like pepper: not till you chew him do you know his heat.
African proverb, Hausa

Talk gets a talkative man into trouble.
African proverb, Fulani

A man's face shows what is in his heart.
African proverb, Hausa

Indecision is the house of hunger.
African proverb, Swahili

Poverty destroys a man's reputation.
African proverb, Yoruba

Two experts are never on good terms.
African proverb, Shona

He who argues builds no roads.
African proverb, Ovambo

The monkey who is alone does not amuse himself in front of many.
African proverb, Bemba

News is interesting from the mouth of him who tells it first.
African proverb, Yoruba

When you show the moon to a child, it sees only your finger.
African proverb, Bemba

Hope nourishes the living.
African proverb, Fulani

Avarice is the root of all evil.
African proverb, Swahili

The person going home is not stopped by the dusk.
African proverb, Bemba

There is no medicine to cure hatred.
African proverb, Ashanti

We go quickly where we are sent when we take interest in the journey.
African proverb, Wolof

A poor man's drum is his belly.
African proverb, Hausa

Place value on defending your home.
African proverb, Ovambo

After a fish has matured, it ventures into the deep.
African proverb, Annang

A climbing plant does not stay alone.
African proverb, Ovambo

Better to stumble with the toe than with the tongue.
African proverb, Swahili

A boat doesn't go forward if each one is rowing his own way.
African proverb, Swahili

Politeness is not slavery.
African proverb, Swahili

If you send no one to the market, the market will send no one to you.
African proverb, Yoruba

Trouble has its reward.
African proverb, Ovambo

Thought breaks the heart.
African proverb, Efik

The children of the same mother do not always agree.
African proverb, Wolof

The dog that has left the house has no master.
African proverb, Wolof

When there is nothing to eat but corn, rice is a luxury.
African proverb, Hausa

A bow which is stretched to the limit breaks.
African proverb, Bemba

The thief does not gossip about his accomplice.
African proverb, Jabo

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
African proverb, Swahili

Respect for a stupid person is stupidity.
African proverb, Swahili

Worms that live on mahogany do not know that dates are sweet.
African proverb, Fulani

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