Friday, December 19, 2014

# 68 Proverbs from Africa

As we sat around the kitchen table today, our West African Peace Corps son shared a few proverbs from his village which then evolved into a discussion on Africa and the wise sayings from that continent.  In the next 7000 or so days, this blog will feature many of the sage proverbs we can all learn and aspire to include in our daily lives.

From Togo and specifically Tamimou--David's friend and mentor for two years:

To make an omelet, one must break an egg.

A dog that eats bones has confidence in his ass.

The tortoise's time will eventually reach its destination.

When the dogs are hunting, stay inside.

David with Tamimou and his family in Togo

Here are a few more to consider. ‘Children of Saba’ is an exciting 3-part series of novels – an epic tale of power, honour, glory, majesty, adventure, filled with the proverbs and wisdom of our African forefathers. ‘Children of Saba’  is now available on AMAZON.COM. 

African Quotes on Wisdom
  • Wisdom is wealth. ~ Swahili
  •  Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it. ~ Akan 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. ~ Cameroon proverb
  • Wisdom is like fire. People take it from others. ~ Hema (DRC) proverb
  • Only a wise person can solve a difficult problem. ~ Akan proverb
  • Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden. ~ Akan proverb
Thanks for reading # 68 of 7777.

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