African Life Proverbs and Sayings

We live because there are people who love us, and people we love back. We live because we want to find out things, and learn, and become able to do things that we would like to do. We live because others want us to, and we want them to live along with us.

We live because we have hope, and want to see what happens are some life proverbs which to to lead a better life.

African Proverbs

“A bird that flies off the Earth and lands on an anthill is still on the ground.”

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Islamic Quotes and Sayings

“Only a fool tests the depth of a river with no feet.”

“Examine what is said, not who is speaking.”

“If you want to know the end, look at the beginning.”

“Knowledge is a garden. If it isn’t cultivated, you can’t harvest it.”

“A roaring lion kills no game.”

“Do not look where you feel. Look where you slipped.”

“Restless feet might walk you into a snake pit.”

“No shortcuts exist to the top of a palm tree.”


“When two elephants fight, it is the grass that gets hurt.”

“Tomorrow belongs to people who prepare for it today.”

“No medicine exists that can cure hatred.”

“All monkeys cannot hang from the same branch.”

“He who digs a grave for his enemy might as well be digging one for himself.”

“Even the lion protects himself against flies.”

“However long the night, the dawn will break.”

“If you heal the leg of a person, do not be surprised if they use it to run away.”

“The axe forgets but the tree remembers.”

“Once you carry your own water, you’ll remember every drop.”

“Don’t set sail on someone else’s star.”

“To try and to fail is not laziness.”

“Seeing is different than being told.”

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


“Wood already touched by fire is not hard to set alight.”

“Confiding a secret to an unworthy person is like carrying grain in a bag with a hole.”

“A feeble effort will not fulfill the self.”

“Having a good discussion is like having riches.”


“Don’t think there are no crocodiles just because the water is calm.”

“He who refuses to obey cannot command.”

“Do not call a dog with a whip in your hand.”

“One falsehood spoils a thousand truths.”

“The earth is a beehive, we all enter by the same door.”

“Rain does not fall on one roof alone.”

“However far a stream flows, it doesn’t forget its origin.”

“If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try spending the night with a mosquito.”

“If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do no harm.”

“The eye never forgets what the heart has seen.”

“No person is born great. Great people become great when others are sleeping.”

“When an old man dies, a library is burned with him.”

Famous life proverbs


Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.

Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, he eats for the rest of his life.

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.

The best things in life are free.

80 percent of life is showing up.

Life is too short.

Two things prolong your life: A quiet heart and a loving wife.

If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.

Variety is the spice of life.

If the stone fall upon the egg, alas for the egg! If the egg fall upon the stone, alas for the egg!

Life is what you do while you’re waiting to die.

While there’s life there’s hope.

In the midst of life we are in death.

Life is what you make of it. Always has been, always will be.

you are only young once.

Into every life a little rain must fall.

Life’s battle don’t always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.


Life begins at forty.

Life’s not all beer and skittles.

Life imitates art.

Live and let live.

Life imitates chess.

Look on the sunny side of life.

Life is just a bowl of cherries.

Nothing to be feared in life, but understood.