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African Proverbs On Wisdom

Guest Author - Jeanne Egbosiuba Ukwendu

A wise man who knows proverbs, reconciles difficulties. ~Ashanti Proverb

The fool speaks, the wise man listens. ~Ethiopian Proverb

Wisdom does not come overnight. ~Somali Proverb

The heart of the wise man lies quiet like limpid water. ~African Proverb from Cameroon

Only a wise person can solve a difficult problem. ~Akan Proverb

Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it. ~Akan & Ewe Proverb

Knowledge without wisdom is like water in the sand. ~Guinean Proverb

He is a fool whose sheep runs away twice. ~Ashanti Proverb

Everybody loves a fool, but nobody wants him for a son. ~Ivorian Proverb

A fool is like a wanderer lost on a path. ~Luo Proverb

A fool has many days ~Gikuyu Proverb

He who asks questions, cannot avoid the answers. ~Cameroonian Proverb

What you cannot see during the day, you will not see at night. ~African Proverb

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

A man who uses force is afraid of reasoning. ~Kenyan Proverb

In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and foolish build dams. ~Nigerian Proverb

If you are filled with pride, then you will have no room for wisdom. ~Tanzanian Proverb

When the master of the house lacks wisdom, the doctor's work is useless. ~Ugandan Proverb

Patience is the key which solves all problems. ~Sudanese Proverb

If you fear something you give it power over you. ~African Proverb

One head does not contain all the wisdom. ~Ghanaian Proverb

Do not show wisdom, where there is wisdom. ~Kenyan Proverb

Elders choose their words. ~Kenyan Proverb

The foolish cannot be leaders. ~Kenyan Proverb

Wisdom breaks a taut bow. ~Kenyan Proverb

Other people's wisdom prevents the king from being called a fool. ~Nigerian Proverb

A wise person will always find a way. ~Tanzanian Proverb

He who walks in front gives you wisdom. ~Ugandan Proverb

One who possesses much wisdom has it in the heart, not on the lips. ~Ugandan Proverb

If two wise men always agree, then there is no need for one of them. ~Zambian Proverb

The wise continues while the fool is always beginning. ~Zambian Proverb

Proverbs are the palm oil with which words are eaten. ~Nigerian Proverb

He who does not know one thing knows another. ~Kenyan Proverb

One must talk little, and listen much. ~Mauritanian Proverb

Wisdom is wealth. ~African Proverb


African Proverbs for Weddings, Marriage, and LoveAfrican Proverbs for Weddings, Marriage and Love
This eBook contains many African proverbs on love and marriage. Some proverbs are very sweet and romantic while others are tongue in cheek and almost making fun of love and romance.
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