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Unity is strength, separation weakness.
African proverb, Annang

First work, then wages.
African proverb, Swahili

When your wife is a woman of no morals, then she might as well be someone else's harlot.
African proverb, Ashanti

A bad workman blames his tools.
African proverb, Swahili

What makes the road long is laziness to go.
African proverb, Bemba

Living in peace is better than living as a king.
African proverb, Hausa

The ailment of the heart is known to one only.
African proverb, Zulu

If you know the beginning well, the end will not trouble you.
African proverb, Wolof

Many are cursed for the crime of one.
African proverb, Ovambo

A goat is not a dog; one's own child is not a slave.
African proverb, Ovambo

Everything the house gets is by favor of the door.
African proverb, Hausa

He who guards himself will not perish.
African proverb, Ovambo

A wanderer with a mouth will not get lost.
African proverb, Ovambo

There is no worse curse than to desire a man's death.
African proverb, Efik

Love does not choose the blade of grass on which it falls.
African proverb, Zulu

The needs of the monkey are not those of the anteater.
African proverb, Fulani

Begin with patience, end with pleasure.
African proverb, Swahili

It is difficult to throw a stone at a lizard which is clinging to a pot.
African proverb, Ashanti

A bad coconut spoils the good ones.
African proverb, Swahili

The one who listens is the one who understands.
African proverb, Jabo

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