However long the night the dawn will break - African Proverb

50 Wise African Proverbs to Remember Our Origins

No matter how beautiful and well-crafted a coffin might look,
it will not make anyone wish for death.

African Proverb

If you close your eyes to facts you will learn through accidents - African Proverb

Nobody is born wise.
African Proverb

The chicken that digs for food
will not sleep hungry.

Congolese Proverb

The most beautiful fig may contain a worm.
Zulu Proverb

The wise create proverbs for fools to learn,
not to repeat.

African Proverb

There is always a winner
even in a monkey’s beauty contest.

African Proverb

There is no beauty but the beauty of action.
Moroccan Proverb

To be without a friend is to be poor indeed.
Tanzanian Proverb

To run is not necessarily to arrive.
Swahili Proverb

To try and to fail is not laziness.
Sierra Leonean Proverb

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