10 Wise African Quotes

10 Wise African Quotes

Wisdom is wealth! One thing I respect deeply about Africa is the treasure of wisdom our ancestors have handed down to us. While some of our leaders may have forgotten them, the rest of us don’t need to. From prudent sayings on wisdom itself, to judicious encouragements, warnings and even quirky advice on learning, patience, unity, wealth, poverty, community, family, love and marriage, these quotes will inspire you to be the best you can possibly be.

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When you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him. ~Ashanti Proverb

When you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him. ~Ashanti Proverb

2.

The fool speaks, the wise man listens. ~ Ethiopian proverb

The fool speaks, the wise man listens. ~ Ethiopian proverb

3.

Knowledge without wisdom is like water in the sand. ~ Guinean proverb

Knowledge without wisdom is like water in the sand. ~ Guinean proverb

4.

If you are filled with pride, then you will have no room for wisdom. ~ African proverb

If you are filled with pride, then you will have no room for wisdom. ~ African proverb

5.

A man who uses force is afraid of reasoning. ~Kenyan proverb

A man who uses force is afraid of reasoning. ~Kenyan proverb

6.

Learning expands great souls. ~ Namibian proverb

Learning expands great souls. ~ Namibian proverb

7.

By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed. ~Ashanti proverb

By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed. ~Ashanti proverb

8.

Wealth, if you use it, comes to an end; learning, if you use it, increases. ~ Swahili proverb

Wealth, if you use it, comes to an end; learning, if you use it, increases. ~ Swahili proverb

9.

If you close your eyes to facts, you will learn through accidents. ~ African proverb

If you close your eyes to facts, you will learn through accidents. ~ African proverb

10.

What you help a child to love can be more important than what you help him to learn. ~African proverb

What you help a child to love can be more important than what you help him to learn. ~African proverb

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