Simba's Favourite African Proverbs & Quotes

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Wisdom

A dog knows the place the places he is thrown food

Acholi Proverb

A roaring Lion kills no Game

Acholi Proverb

He is like a drum which makes a lot of noise but is hollow inside

Acholi Proverb

If you kill time, you will bury opportunities

African Proverb

Wherever a man goes to dwell, his character goes with him

African Proverb

A crazy man can be recognized not by his words, but by his actions

Acholi Proverb

No matter how hot your anger is it cannot cook Yams

Acholi Proverb

The fall of a dry Leaf is a warning to the green ones

African Proverb

A man who uses force is deficient in reasoning

African Proverb

Only a fool tests the depth of a river with both feet

Acholi Proverb

Ears that do not listen to advice accompany the head that is chopped off

Acholi Proverb

The Lion and Sheep may lie down together but the Sheep never sleeps

Acholi Proverb

Your previous lies will contradict your future truths

African Proverb

Do not be like a miser who saves for those who will bury him

African Proverb

An intelligent enemy is better than a stupid friend

African Proverb

Leadership

Women have no chief

Acholi Proverb

A Flea can trouble a Lion more than a Lion can trouble the Flea

Acholi Proverb

A roaring Lion kills no Game

African Proverb

Do not call to a dog with a whip in your hand

Acholi Proverb

Strategy is better than strength

African Proverb

Success

Success in life largely depends on you handle your failures

African Proverb

Do not forget what it is being a Sailor when you become a Captain

African Proverb

Be glad you are unknown for when you are known you would wish you weren't

African Proverb

Motivational

No matter the economy of the Jungle the lion will not eat grass

African Proverb

Teeth never see poverty

African Proverb

Gratitude

Do not call the Forest that shelters you a Jungle

Acholi Proverb

A roaring Lion kills no Game

Acholi Proverb

A Dog which refuses a bone is not alive

African Proverb

African Proverbs

“A Bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song”

“An elephant which kills a rat is not a hero”

“Better little than too little”

No matter how beautifully the Chicken dances, it never pleases the Hawk”

A Bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song”

Where Water is the boss the Land must obey”

Two drops of Water does not make a Pool”