Category Archives: Daily Lifelines

Today’s African Proverb (4.22.14)

Not everything hot is fire. (-Burkina Faso)  2 people like this post. Like Unlike

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Today’s African Proverb (4.21.14)

The mouse that has two holes won’t die easily.  (-Africa)  2 people like this post. Like Unlike

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Today’s African Proverb (4.20.14)

Your own rags are better than another person’s gown.  (Nigeria, Niger, Hausa)  2 people like this post. Like Unlike

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Today’s African Proverb (4.19.14)

The memory of those we owe is outdone by those who owe us. (-Zambia, submitted by Mulako Sianga)  2 people like this post. Like Unlike

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Today’s African Proverb (4.18.14)

Do not insult the hunting guide before the sun has set. (-Tanzania, submitted by Joseph Healey, afriprov.org)   3 people like this post. Like Unlike

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Today’s African Proverb (4.17.14)

The evils that men do lives after them. (-Malawi, submitted by  Jeremiah Mhango on Facebook).   1 person likes this post. Like Unlike

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Today’s African Proverb (4.16.14)

If nakedness promises you a dress, first look at what nakedness is wearing. (-Africa)  2 people like this post. Like Unlike

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Today’s African Proverb (4.15.14)

Different village, different people. (-Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kunama)  4 people like this post. Like Unlike

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Today’s African Proverb (4.14.14)

Don’t look for speed in a cheap horse; be content if the horse neighs. (-Nigeria)  2 people like this post. Like Unlike

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Today’s African Proverb (4.13.14)

What is sensible today may be madness at another time. (-Africa)  3 people like this post. Like Unlike

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Today’s African Proverb (4.12.14)

You estimate the size of an animal before you hit the animal with a stick. (-Ghana)  3 people like this post. Like Unlike

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Today’s African Proverb (4.11.14)

What you yearn for makes you throw away what you have.  (-Uganda)  5 people like this post. Like Unlike

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Today’s African Proverb (4.10.14)

The mouth must not relate everything the eyes see. (-Benin, Nigeria, Togo, Yoruba)  2 people like this post. Like Unlike

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Today’s African Proverb (4.9.14)

Be careful about straightening other people’s fences when your own fences are leaning. (-Angola, Namibia)  5 people like this post. Like Unlike

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Today’s African Proverb (4.8.14)

Eating is sweet, digging is weariness. (-Tanzania, Zanzibar)  3 people like this post. Like Unlike

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