33 African Proverbs about FireAll African Proverbs | Proverbs about Fire
1. Wood already touched by fire is not hard to set alight.
2. You cannot handle fire with your hands.
3. Clouds do not always mean rain, but smoke is a sure sign of fire.
4. Fire does not make fire, only ashes.
5. No chicken will fall into the fire a second time.
6. A bad habit is like fire you can't play with it and expect not to get burnt.
7. A bird with fire on its tail burns its own nest.
8. A long-tailed animal doesn't jump over fire.
9. An only palm-fruit doesn't get lost in the fire.
10. Born by the fire and die by the fire.
11. Chop your own firewood and it will warm you twice.
12. Even boiled water can extinguish a fire.
13. Fire is always a good maid, but a bad boss.
14. Fire that is surrounded by elders cannot burn you.
15. Firewood yields ash.
16. Foolhardiness made the rat try to jump over the fireplace.
17. He who brings firewood infected with maggots in his house should not complain when lizards start visiting him.
18. He who doesn't know what kills can sit on fire.
19. He who fears fire cannot be a leader.
20. He who lies by the fireside knows how it burns.
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