PROVERBS FROM AFRICA

African way of life through proverbs.

( Family, Values, Life )

Proverbs acts as a catalyst of knowledge, philosophy, wisdom, morals and ethics. They cover all aspects of life, example : God, family, human beings, values, plants, animals and marriage.

Proverbs are a metaphor, folk tale, euphemism or idiom.

Here are some interesting proverbs from Africa. Read them and let me know your thoughts.

Thanks.

a). Fire and gunpowder are not bed fellows.

b). A healthy person who begs for food is an insult to a generous farmer.

c). A crab does not beget a bird.

d). Nature gave us two cheeks instead of one to make it easier to eat hot food.

e). Hate has no medicine.

f). No one tests the depth of the river with both feet.

g). One should never rub bottoms with a porcupine.

h). Do not call the forest that shelters you a jungle.

I). It is the calm and silent water that drowns a man not the hot one.

j). Do not expect to offered a chair when you visit a place where the chief himself sits on the floor.

k). By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have already dispersed.

l). The snake and the milliped might craw with their bellies but that does not make them brothers.

m). A trap does not catches the wind.

n). The changing colours of the chameleon only deceive the fool.

o). The snake that strike at the tortoise will discover a toothache.