Funny African Proverbs!

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_*Below are some examples of funny but wise African proverbs;* 1. The day you need a wife, the market is filled with mad people. Meaning: things become scarce, the day you need them. 2. No matter how good you are to a goat, it will still eat your yam Meaning: some people will always be ungrateful, no matter how helpful you are to them 3. No matter how far you urinate, the last drop always falls at your feet Meaning: there will always be consequences for your action 4. A roaring lion kills no game. Meaning: bragging or talking about your dreams alone can't make you achieve your dream 5. Only a fool tests the depth of a river with both feet Meaning: don't jump into a situation without first thinking about it 6. You don't teach the path of the forest to an old gorilla Meaning: our elders have more experience in this life, so we should learn to respect them and listen to their advice. 7. A restless foot may walk into a snake pit Meaning: a busy body or idle person will always get into trouble. 8. He who swallows a complete coconut have absolute trust in his anus Meaning: before taking a crucial decision, you must make sure have all it takes to bear the consequences. 9. A man who sees a hen scattering excreta should stop it. Who knows who will eat the leg? Meaning: when you see something going bad around you, try and rectify it; you'll never know who gets harmed by it. 10. If a man swears that he wants to harm you when you're asleep, you can go to bed. If a woman says the same, stay awake. Meaning: women are not known to make empty threats 11. Don't call the forest that shelters you a jungle Meaning: don't insult the person or something you benefit from. 12. No matter how the buttocks hurry, she will always remain behind. Meaning: don't try to outrun your destiny 13. An army of sheep led by a lion can defeat an army of lions led by a sheep Meaning: a good leader can lead even a group of incompetent persons to success. 14. Who is brave enough to tell the lion his breath smells Meaning: the truly brave persons are those who can face difficult but necessary tasks.

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