African Proverb Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old african proverb quotes, african proverb sayings, and african proverb proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.      

African Proverb

Only a fool tests the water with both feet.      

African Proverb

No man fears what he has seen grow.      

African Proverb

The rain falls on every roof.      

African Proverb

Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.      

African Proverb

Filthy water cannot be washed.      

African Proverb

Much silence makes a powerful noise.     

African Proverb

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.     

African Proverb

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.     

African Proverb

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.     

African Proverb

Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.     

African Proverb

The wise traveler leaves his heart at home.     

African Proverb

If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.     

African Proverb

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.     

African Proverb

Don't set sail using someone else's star.     

African Proverb

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.     

African Proverb

By trying often the monkey learns to jump from the tree.     

African Proverb

The restless grasshopper only finds rest in the gizzard of a bird.     

African Proverb

A fight between grasshoppers is a joy to the crow.     

African Proverb

A restless grasshopper eventually ends up in a birds teeth.     

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A grasshopper that sleeps about will be soon awake in a lizard's mouth.     

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If the banana pest doesn't die it will always reach at the ripe banana.     

African Proverb

The orphan does not rejoice after a heavy breakfast.     

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Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today     

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No matter how many house chores you complete, there are always more to be done.     

African Proverb

Filthy water cannot be washed.      

African Proverb

Where water is boss, the land must obey.     

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Advice is like a stranger--if welcome, he stays the night; if not welcome, he returns home that day.     

African Proverb

Advice is like a stranger--if welcome, he stays the night; if not welcome, he returns home that day.     

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The monkey and gorilla may claim kinship, but the monkey is a monkey and the gorilla is a gorilla.     

African Proverb