40 Inspiring African Proverbs

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Africa is rich, not just in natural and human resources, but also in proverbs, quotes and wise saying. This list of the top 40 Inspiring African Proverbs is a great testimony of the rich culture of Africa.

Here are top 40 Inspiring African Proverbs

Top 40 Inspiring African Proverbs

1. By crawling a child learns to stand

2. Ears that do not listen to advice, accompany the head when it is chopped off

3. All errors are amendable

4. If while climbing a tree you insist on going beyond the top, the earth will be waiting for you

5. One who causes others misfortune also teaches them wisdom

6. He who doesn’t clean his mouth before breakfast always complains that the food is sour

7. No matter how big a child is, he cannot deny that he was once carried on the back of a woman

8. Rising early makes the road short

9. If you are filled with pride, then you will have no room for wisdom

10. A woman is never old when it comes to the dance she knows

11. Even the best dancer on the stage must retire sometime

12. If you close your eyes to facts, you will learn through accidents

13. Pretend you are dead and you will see who really loves you

14. Better little than too little

15. There are no shortcuts to the top of the palm tree

16. Prepare now for the solutions of tomorrow

17. He who learns, teaches

18. If you pick up one end of the stick you also pick up the other

19. The good mother knows what her children will eat

20 Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden

21. Only a wise person can solve a difficult problem

22. You do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla

23. Where there is no shame, there is no honor

24. The elephant does not limp when walking on thorns

25. Coffee and love taste best when hot

26. Those who are absent are always wrong

27. Family names are like flowers, they blossom in clusters.

28. So many little things makes a man love a woman in a big way.

29. The wise create proverbs for fools to learn, not to repeat

30. You always learn a lot more when you lose than when you win

31. If love is a sickness, patience is the remedy

32. A tree cannot stand without roots

33. A flea can trouble a lion more than a lion can trouble a flea

34. All monkeys cannot hang on the same branch

35. Love is like a baby: it needs to be treated tenderly

36. You learn how to cut down trees by cutting them down

37. Rain does not fall on one roof alone

38. An empty pot makes the loudest noise.

39. Do not allow the belly to make you useless

40. A man who uses force is afraid of reasoning

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