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  If the young are not initiated into the village, they will burn it down just to feel its warmth.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Knowledge is like a lion; it cannot be gently embraced.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Ability to swim is preservation of life.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Gunpowder and fire do not agree.  
 -  African proverb
  

  The appearance of the wise differs from that of the fool.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Whatever accomplishment you boast of in the world, there is someone better than you.  
 -  African proverb
  

  He who argues builds no roads.  
 -  African proverb
  

  An army is driven back by courage and not by insults, however many.  
 -  African proverb
  

  A borrowed thing will not fulfill your desire.  
 -  African proverb
  

  When elephants fight, it's the grass that suffers.  
 -  African proverb
  

  The elephant does not bite, it is that trunk one fears.  
 -  African proverb
  

  The young elephant is born with a thick skin.  
 -  African proverb
  

  If the elephant were not in the wilderness, buffalo would be the greatest.  
 -  African proverb
  

  If you're going to move, move like an elephant, not like a hyena.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Where an elephant is being killed, no one notices the death of a monkey.  
 -  African proverb
  

  There's no God like the throat, it accepts offerings every day.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Hope nourishes the living.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Sharpening a knife does not frighten a horse.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Cutting the ears of a mule will not make him a horse.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Knowledge is like a lion; it cannot be gently embraced.  
 -  African proverb
  

  If there is neither food nor drink, plain water is medicine.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Medicine does not depend on the incantations of the sorcerer.  
 -  African proverb
  

  One mistake does not warrant the divorce of one's wife.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Better a mistake at the beginning than at the end.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Inquiry saves a man from mistakes.  
 -  African proverb
  

  If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.  
 -  African Proverb
  

  A soup that tastes good by licking must taste better by eating.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Much soup is better than much broth.  
 -  African proverb
  

  If speech is silver, patience is gold.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Speech is pulling a straw out of thatch - once out it cannot be replaced.  
 -  African proverb
  

  All talents are not alike.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Character comes before the teacher.  
 -  African proverb
  

  There are 40 kinds of lunacy, but only one kind of common sense.  
 -  African proverb
  

  If the young are not initiated into the village, they will burn it down just to feel its warmth.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Everybody has been young before, but not everybody has been old before.  
 -  African proverb
  

  If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.  
 -  African Proverb
  

  Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Cutting the ears of a mule will not make him a horse.  
 -  African proverb
  

  When elephants fight, it's the grass that suffers.  
 -  African proverb
  

  When the mouth stumbles, it is worse than the foot.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.  
 -  African proverb
  

  If you see wrongdoing or evil and say nothing against it, you become its victim.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Cat and mouse cannot be neighbors long.  
 -  African proverb
  

  If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.  
 -  African proverb
  

  What the child says, he has heard at home.  
 -  African proverb
  

  When the music changes, so does the dance  
 -  African proverb
  

  No one tests the depth of a river with both feet  
 -  African proverb
  

  It is better to travel alone than with a bad companion  
 -  African proverb
  

  If men swear that they want to harm you when you are asleep, you can go to sleep. If women say so, stay awake.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Seeing is different than being told.  
 -  African proverb
  

  For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today  
 -  African proverb
  

  Sorrow is like a precious treasure, shown only to friends.  
 -  African proverb
  

  The end of an ox is beef, and the end of a lie is grief  
 -  African proverb
  

  The end of an ox is beef, and the end of a lie is grief.  
 -  African proverb
  

  There is no medicine to cure hatred.  
 -  African proverb
  

  He who asks questions, cannot avoid the answers.  
 -  African proverb
  

  It is better to travel alone than with a bad companion.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Wood already touched by fire is not hard to set alight.  
 -  African proverb