African Quotes (132 quotes)
11 inspiring African proverbs
Most countries and continents of the world have their proverbs and wise sayings. In Africa, it is the same and African proverbs are the pride of the African culture. From time immemorial, African proverbs have been used to convey messages during important conversations. It is believed that these such sayings come from the wise and only the wise understands it. Over the years, it has become associated with the wise, the elderly and the grey-haired who pride themselves in the knowledge of these proverbs and more often than not, use them to give stern advice children or the youth. In most traditions in Africa, it is usually atypical for one to tell an African proverb and still be the one to explain the meaning. This notwithstanding, Answers Africa brings you some of the greatest and most famous African proverbs and their meanings:.
Maasai Jumping Dance
There are no shortcuts to the top of the palm tree. All monkeys cannot hang on the same branch. God has created lands with lakes and rivers for man to live. And the desert so that he can find his soul. The big game often appears when the hunter has given up the hunt for the day. A clever king is the brother of peace. Haste and hurry can only bear children with many regrets along the way.
Inspirational Words of Wisdom. These proverbs orginated from Africa and are full of wisdom. Many of them are short but contain wisdom that can be applied to daily life. They have provide motivation and guidance to many over the years. You may find yourself thinking about the short sentence only to realize the truth that so few words can mean. A cutting word is worse than a bowstring, a cut may heal, but the cut of the tongue does not.
The beginning is the half of every action. Begin to weave and God will give the thread. When war begins the devil makes hell bigger. It is better to begin in the evening than not at all. Even a ball of wool has a beginning.