African Proverb


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A razor may be sharper than an ax, but it cannot cut wood. Miscellaneous
A single tree cannot make a forest. Human Nature ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
An intelligent enemy is better than a stupid friend. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Corn can't expect justice from a court composed of chickens. Justice & Injustice
Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped. Management & Managing Government ;Miscellaneous
Even silence speaks. Slogans & Mottoes
God made man because he loved to listen to stories. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
He is a fool whose sheep runs away twice. Human Nature
He who does not advance, retreats. Human Nature
His opinions are like water in the bottom of a canoe, going from side to side. Human Nature
Humans are one another’s enemies Human Nature
If you wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes. If you don't wait for tomorrow, tomorrow comes. Miscellaneous
It is best not to test the depth of a river with both feet. Policy & Policy Making
It takes a village to raise a child. Families, Children & Parenting
Nobody is born wise. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Not everyone who chased the Zebra, caught it, but he who caught it, chased it. Miscellaneous
Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet Policy & Policy Making
Only when you have crossed the river, can you say the crocodile has a lump on his snout. Human Nature
Poverty makes slaves of free men. Poverty ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
The hand that receives is always lower than the hand that gives. Human Nature
The hungry man does not hear. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
The man who has bread to eat does not appreciate the severity of a famine. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
The rain does not fall on one roof alone Miscellaneous
The worker is always in the sun while the landowner is always in the shade. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
To love the king is not bad, but a king who loves you is better. Power
Together, the ants eat the elephant. Miscellaneous
Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter. History
When elephants fight, the grass gets crushed; when elephants make love, the grass gets crushed. Miscellaneous
When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion. Miscellaneous
When the bull elephants are fighting it is best for the ants to go elsewhere. War & Peace
When the occasion arrives so does the proverb. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
When the snake is already in the house, one need not discuss the matter for long. Legislating & Legislative Process