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My favorite proverb about KNOWLEDGE is:

  • Knowledge is like a garden: if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested. (-Guinea) (35%, 21 Votes)
  • If you know only one tune you cannot dance all night. (-Malawi) (28%, 17 Votes)
  • To learn and to be able is better than begging. (-West Africa) (20%, 12 Votes)
  • To one who does not know, a small garden is a forest. (-Nigeria) (12%, 7 Votes)
  • What you do not know, you will not recognize. (-Burundi) (10%, 6 Votes)
  • A hunter has no mysterious notions about the forest. (-Mozambique) (7%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 60

Start Date: March 21, 2014 @ 12:36 pm
End Date: No Expiry

My favorite proverb about PEACE is:

  • The value of peace is never known until the peace is disturbed. (-Sierra Leone) (38%, 25 Votes)
  • A day of peace in times of stress is like a thousand days in paradise. (-Nigeria) (36%, 24 Votes)
  • If a person loves peace, it does not make her or him a coward. (-Nigeria) (18%, 12 Votes)
  • Every animal eats where it finds peace. (-Ghana) (11%, 7 Votes)
  • The road to peace is not far. (-Gambia) (9%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 66

Start Date: March 21, 2014 @ 11:54 am
End Date: No Expiry

Which of the following FUNNY proverbs is your favorite?

  • It is okay for a child to play with the mother’s breasts, but not the father’s testicles. (-Guinea) (35%, 152 Votes)
  • He who has diarrhea knows the direction of the door without being told. (-Uganda) (28%, 120 Votes)
  • There’s no virgin in a maternity ward. (-Cameroon) (22%, 94 Votes)
  • If you are ugly, you must learn to dance or to make love. (15%, 66 Votes)
  • Don’t mistake a short man for a boy. (-Nigeria) (13%, 55 Votes)

Total Voters: 429

Start Date: March 5, 2014 @ 10:28 am
End Date: No Expiry

Which of the following proverbs is your FAVORITE?

  • The one-eyed man does not thank God until he sees a blind man. (-Nigeria) (29%, 12 Votes)
  • The fool speaks, the wise man listens. (-Ethiopia) (22%, 9 Votes)
  • When the bush is on fire, the antelope ceases to fear the hunter's bullet. (-Nigeria) (17%, 7 Votes)
  • A fool is a wise man's ladder. (-South Africa) (15%, 6 Votes)
  • If you can walk, you can dance, if you can talk, you can sing. (-Zimbabwe) (15%, 6 Votes)
  • It is the chef who knows the contents of the pot the best. (-South Africa) (12%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 41

Start Date: March 5, 2014 @ 10:21 am
End Date: No Expiry

Which POPULAR African proverb is your FAVORITE proverb?

  • If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. (-West Africa) (37%, 15 Votes)
  • It takes a whole village to raise a child. (-West Africa) (24%, 10 Votes)
  • I am because we are. (-Southern Africa) (22%, 9 Votes)
  • When elephants fight, the grass gets hurt. (-Central, East Africa) (17%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 41

Start Date: March 5, 2014 @ 9:27 am
End Date: No Expiry

My favorite proverb about JUSTICE is:

  • People may pass judgment without knowing the truth; God always renders punishment because God knows the whole truth. (Ethiopia) (42%, 36 Votes)
  • You don’t expect to win a case in someone else’s village. (Zambia) (25%, 21 Votes)
  • All of the justice in the world isn't fastened up in the courthouse. (US- Black Communities) (18%, 15 Votes)
  • Justice becomes injustice when it makes two wounds on a head which only deserves one. (Angola, DRC) (16%, 14 Votes)
  • If chickens were judges, cockroaches would be sentenced. (Jamaica) (9%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 85

Start Date: July 14, 2013 @ 10:01 am
End Date: No Expiry

My favorite proverb about PROVERBS is:

  • When the truth is missing, proverbs are used to discover it. (Yoruba) (36%, 17 Votes)
  • A proverb is to speech what salt is to food. (Ethiopia) (32%, 15 Votes)
  • A wise man who knows proverbs reconciles difficulties. (Yoruba) (32%, 15 Votes)
  • When the occasion arises, there is a proverb to suit it. (Rwanda) (30%, 14 Votes)
  • Proverbs are the daughters of experience. (Sierra Leone) (21%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 47

Start Date: June 13, 2013 @ 10:14 am
End Date: No Expiry

My favorite proverb about MARRIAGE is:

  • Patience makes a marriage succeed. (Ghana) (48%, 31 Votes)
  • Before you marry keep both eyes open; after marriage shut one. (Jamaica) (34%, 22 Votes)
  • If a marriage is sweet or if it is bitter, it is the one who is married who can tell. (Ghana) (27%, 17 Votes)
  • One who marries for love alone will have bad days but good nights. (Egypt) (19%, 12 Votes)
  • Too much talk breaks marriage. (Kenya) (14%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 64

Start Date: June 1, 2013 @ 8:05 pm
End Date: No Expiry

My favorite proverb about LOVE is:

  • Love has to be shown by deeds not words. (Kiswahili) (46%, 43 Votes)
  • He who loves you, loves you with your dirt. (Uganda) (27%, 25 Votes)
  • Love does not rely on physical features. (Lesotho) (23%, 21 Votes)
  • If I have decided to love somebody, I oblige myself to be patient with him/her. (Tanzania) (18%, 17 Votes)
  • To be smiled at is not to be loved. (Kenya) (14%, 13 Votes)
  • Dogs don't love people, they love the place where they are fed. (Burundi) (14%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 93

Start Date: June 1, 2013 @ 7:57 pm
End Date: No Expiry

My favorite proverb about RESPECT is:

  • If you are taller than your father, that does not make you his peer. (Malawi) (32%, 29 Votes)
  • The fingers of the man who has lost one are not counted in his presence. (Yoruba) (32%, 29 Votes)
  • If you are clever, you say good morning to the cook. (Ghana) (27%, 25 Votes)
  • Do not call the forest that shelters you a jungle. (Ethiopia) (23%, 21 Votes)
  • Before you ask a man for clothes, look at the clothes that he is wearing. (Nigeria) (14%, 13 Votes)
  • If you find them worshipping a donkey, bring them grass. (Morocco) (10%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 91

Start Date: June 1, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
End Date: No Expiry

My favorite proverb about SEX is:

  • The penis comes erect as if it intends to kill, but the vagina swallows and tames it. (Nigeria) (49%, 48 Votes)
  • If you want sex while traveling, travel with your wife. (Mali) (27%, 26 Votes)
  • Better a short penis, than sleeping alone. (Cote d'Ivoire) (19%, 18 Votes)
  • A fresh vagina wakes up a weak penis. (Ghana) (19%, 18 Votes)
  • Lovers do not hide their nakedness. (Congo) (18%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 97

Start Date: June 1, 2013 @ 5:52 pm
End Date: No Expiry

My favorite proverb about STRENGTH is:

  • He who torments another only teaches him to strengthen himself. (Yoruba) (37%, 22 Votes)
  • The strength of the palm tree is in its branches. (Ghana) (34%, 20 Votes)
  • The strong don't need clubs. (Senegal) (25%, 15 Votes)
  • One blow will not knock a strong man down. (Niger, Nigeria) (22%, 13 Votes)
  • That which strength fears is hunger. (Ghana) (17%, 10 Votes)
  • The strength of one person only does not go far. (Yoruba) (15%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 59

Start Date: June 1, 2013 @ 5:48 pm
End Date: No Expiry

My favorite proverb about TRUTH is:

  • Truth came to market but could not be sold; however, we buy lies with ready cash. (Ghana) (37%, 29 Votes)
  • Whereas a liar takes one thousand years to go on a journey, the one who speaks the truth follows and overtakes the liar in a day. (Ghana) (22%, 17 Votes)
  • A lonely truth can be brought down by a pack of lies. (Mali) (21%, 16 Votes)
  • Truth tellers make no mistake. (Ghana) (13%, 10 Votes)
  • Truth is not afraid of the gun. (Ghana) (7%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 78

Start Date: June 1, 2013 @ 5:23 pm
End Date: No Expiry

My favorite proverb about WOMEN is:

  • If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a nation. (Ghana (66%, 59 Votes)
  • A female tongue gets things more easily than a strong man. (Ghana) (17%, 15 Votes)
  • Women are the best promoters of the young fruit of the lemon tree. (Ghana) (17%, 15 Votes)
  • Where a woman is not, the feast is not tasty. (Ethiopia) (16%, 14 Votes)
  • A woman's clothes are the price her husband pays for peace. (Central Africa) (9%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 89

Start Date: June 1, 2013 @ 5:20 pm
End Date: No Expiry

What I like about LifelinesProverbs.com:

  • Content (76%, 42 Votes)
  • Authenticity (38%, 21 Votes)
  • Resources (36%, 20 Votes)
  • Ease of Use (22%, 12 Votes)
  • Appearance (20%, 11 Votes)
  • Something different (18%, 10 Votes)
  • Nothing (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 55

Start Date: June 1, 2013 @ 5:16 pm
End Date: No Expiry

 

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