segunda-feira, 16 de julho de 2007

African proverbs - II

From "Black Pearls - Daily Meditations, Affirmations and Inspirations for African-Americans (by Eric Copage, 1993).

"Anticipate the good so that you may enjoy it" (Ethiopian proverb)
"God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed" (African proverb)
"Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable" Kenyan (Bondei) proverb
"May God preserve us from ´If I had known´!" (Hausa proverb)
"If farmers do not cultivate their fields, the people in the town will die
of hunger" (Guinean proverb)
"By trying often, tne monkey learns to jump from the tree" (Cameroon
"A single bracelet does not jingle" (Congo proverb)
"You cannot shave a man´s head in his absence" (Yoruba proverb)
"Treat the world well... It was not given to you by your parents...It was
lent to you by your children..." (Kenyan proverb)

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