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One spark burned down a forest.
African proverb, Ovambo

Hot water is no playground for a frog.
African proverb, Fulani

It is the woman who knows her husband.
African proverb, Ashanti

A dog that has forced its head into a pitcher is greedy.
African proverb, Shona

Two cocks do not crow from the same roof.
African proverb, Annang

Few bewail a fool's misfortune.
African proverb, Fulani

Nobody hates anybody without cause.
African proverb, Ga

Do not belittle the wife, she is the home.
African proverb, Ovambo

What the child says, he has heard at home.
Arican proverb, Wolof

The viper allows no insolence.
African proverb, Yoruba

Ancient things remain in the ears.
African proverb, Ashanti

A baby chicken sleeps under a hawk's tree without knowing it.
African prover, Kpelle

If speech is silver, patience is gold.
African proverb, Fulani

However bad the bread it is better than cattle dung.
African proverb, Hausa

A dog which steals leaves its puppies a bad name.
African proverb, Kaonde

Difficult tasks call for strong men.
African proverb, Shona

Even a slow walker will arrive.
African proverb, Ovambo

The early wanderer found a turtle.
African proverb, Ovambo

Disobedience is the father of insolence.
African proverb, Yoruba

Ugliness with a good character is better than beauty.
African proverb, Hausa

Wisdom is not in the eye, but in the head.
African proverb, Kanuri

The world does not belong to the staring buck, but to the fox that is not eaten tomorrow.
African proverb, Ovambo

One cannot fight on two roads.
African proverb, Jabo

Choose your neighbor before you buy your house.
African proverb, Hausa

If it is dark, all men are black.
African proverb, Ga

It is not only giants that do great things.
African proverb, Jabo

One does not cross a river with a fool.
African proverb, Ovambo

God does not hide a liar.
African proverb, Swahili

All the flowers of a tree do not produce fruit.
African proverb, Wolof

The influence of the fountain makes the brook flow.
African proverb, Yoruba

A fly does not mind dying in coconut cream.
African proverb, Swahili

A coward has no scar.
African proverb, Shona

Dreaming of eating will not satisfy the hungry.
African proverb, Fulani

An old rice bag is ugly, but the thing inside is beautiful.
African proverb, Kpelle

Cat and mouse cannot be neighbors long.
African proverb

All work asks for diligence.
African proverb, Ovambo

However long the night, dawn will break.
African proverb, Hausa

One man's fate is another man's lesson.
African proverb, Swahili

He who is guilty is the one who has much to say.
African proverb, Ashanti

The mice eat the miser's goods.
African proverb, Oji

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