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African Proverbs On Peace

People all over the world are looking for peace, including Africa. Here are proverbs about peace and how to obtain peace from many African cultures.


A regular fighter who discords peace is bound to be fought by his own anger. ~African Proverb

Peace wins over wealth. ~Algerian Proverb

The peacemaker dies, while the fighters survive. ~Ugandan Proverb

Without war there can be no peace. ~Congolese Proverb

The best bed that a man can sleep on is peace. ~Somali Proverb

A man with too much ambition cannot sleep in peace. ~Baguirmi Proverb

When a king has good counselors, his reign is peaceful. ~Ashanti Proverb

He who runs after good fortune runs away from peace. ~African Proverb

For the sake of peace, hard decisions must be made. ~Tanzanian Proverb

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He who wants to plant corn must make peace with the monkeys. ~African Proverb

Those who never protect the values of their ancestors their soul will never rest peacefully. ~African Proverb

It is better that trials come to you in the beginning and you find peace afterwards than that they come to you at the end. ~Ugandan Proverb

A man who never recognizes his mistakes will never know peace. ~African Proverb

Milk and honey have different colors, but they share the same house peacefully. ~African Proverb

When the shepherd comes home in peace, the milk is sweet. ~Ethiopian Proverb

If you are a leader of peace, listen to the discourse of the petitioner. Be not abrupt with him; that would trouble him. ~Egyptian Proverb

There can be no peace without understanding. ~Senegalese Proverb

Peace is costly but it is worth the expense. ~Kenyan Proverb

Do something at its right time, and peace will accompany it. ~African Proverb

You cannot exchange peace for war. ~African Proverb

Silence gives rise to peace and with peace comes security. ~African Proverb

Peace does not make a good ruler. ~Botswana Proverb

When there is peace in the country, the chief does not carry a shield. ~Ugandan Proverb

If our feet leave the earth we no longer live in peace. ~Sudanese Proverb

To agree to have dialogue is the beginning of a peaceful resolution. ~Somali Proverb

A woman's clothes are the price her husband pays for peace. ~Bantu Proverb




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