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Words of Wisdom

A collection of African Proverbs

By A. N. Okonoboh

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Copyright © 2018 by A. N. Okonoboh.

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Words of Wisdom 

  1. If rain flood takes a bull away, owners of fowl have no need looking for them.

  2. The Mantis prays to God for only daily necessities.

  3.  A dog with big names does not live to see many days.

  4. Elders do not share the meat of an animal with simple eyes.

  5. If the atrocities of a rat are considered, axe would be too small to slaughter it.

  6. A corpse doesn't like to hear that there are no burial clothes.

  7. A masquerade is not viewed from one spot when it is dancing.

  8. When the thread of a bead is broken, the bead no longer goes round a woman’s waist    even when the thread is joined.

  9. Endurance is the charm of success.

  10. The presence of a little child is what put fear into the heart of a small tuber of yam.


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