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Check out this African proverbs that will inspire your day


1• "Every dog has its day"


Meaning: Everyone will get a period of success or satisfaction during his lifetime.


2• "The pen is mightier than the sword."


Meaning: Trying to convince people with ideas and words is more effective than trying to force people to do what you want.


3• "Variety is the spice of life."


Meaning: Doing a lot of different things makes life more interesting.


4• " SINCE EVERY LIZARD LIES ON THEIR BELLY, WE CANNOT TELL WHICH ONE HAS BELLY ACHE "


Meaning: Never make hasty judgments, always get your facts straight. Appearances can be misleading.


5• " THE PERSON WHO EATS ALONE CANNOT DISCUSS THE TASTE OF THE FOOD WITH OTHERS "


Meaning: It is better to share. Communal sharing is more enjoyable and peaceful.


6•"Spare the rod and spoil the child."


Meaning: If you don't punish a child when he does wrong, you will spoil his character.


7• "Pride comes before a fall."


Meaning: Don't be too self-confident or proud; something may happen to make you look foolish.


8•"As you sow, so you shall reap."


Meaning: One will either enjoy or suffer the consequences of his earlier actions or inactions.


9• "A new broom sweeps clean."


Meaning: A newly-appointed person makes changes energetically.


10• "Out of sight, out of mind."


Meaning: We tend to forget people or things that we do not see.


11• "A great talker is a great liar."


Meaning: A smooth and persuasive talker may be a good liar.


12• "Let sleeping dogs lie."


Meaning: One should preferably avoid discussing issues that are likely to create trouble.

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