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Unique African Proverbs

Put a smile on your face and absorb some food for thought along the way! Africa, with all its diversity, is very rich with words of strength, love, fear, hope, wisdom, misery and faith.

Compliments to the BBC World Service for collecting these proverbs from contributions from listeners, who have regularly tuned into their broadcasts all over the continent.

"Life without battle is life without victory." - Ghana

"He who does not know you, will not value you." - Kenya

"Like a turtle, every man should stick out his neck if he wants to go forward." - Ghana

"Evil prospers because good men fail to act." - The Gambia

"Only a goat that is tired of life, invites a lion to dinner." - Nigeria

"United we are a rock, divided we are sand." - Madagascar

"An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep." - Tunisia

"A man who does no hard work will never know the value of rest." - Nigeria

"Success is a ladder which cannot be climbed with your hands in your pockets." - Uganda

"If you kill time, you'll bury opportunities." - Mauritania

"If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." - Malawi

"When two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers." - Angola
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