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105 African Proverbs and Wise Sayings

105 African Proverbs and Wise Sayings

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Published by Victor YAKUBU

I have come to love wise sayings and proverbs not because I am an African, but largely because the human mind is itching to hear something new like catchy words, quotes or sayings from different cultures. Know when to apply these proverbs to a particular occasion. When it is a sorrowful mood, you do not need to use proverbs for wedding ceremony or when it is time for naming ceremony; your proverbs must not come from the burial ceremony genre. Water does not ferment on its own. This article came as a result of many years of research and analysis. Good luck.

I have come to love wise sayings and proverbs not because I am an African, but largely because the human mind is itching to hear something new like catchy words, quotes or sayings from different cultures. Know when to apply these proverbs to a particular occasion. When it is a sorrowful mood, you do not need to use proverbs for wedding ceremony or when it is time for naming ceremony; your proverbs must not come from the burial ceremony genre. Water does not ferment on its own. This article came as a result of many years of research and analysis. Good luck.

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Eze Ignatius added this note
very interesting, i love these proverbs
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Than for those quotes
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thx for good info
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very valuable..as our mother Africa..
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definitely some good ones here....i gotta borrow some...

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