29 African Proverbs about StillAll African Proverbs | Proverbs about Still
1. Do not insult a crocodile while your feet are still in the water.
2. Even if the elephant is thin he is still the lord of the jungle.
3. He on whose head we would break a coconut never stands still.
4. Practice with the left hand while the right is still there.
5. Even when there is no rooster, the morning will still start.
6. A bird that flies off the earth and lands on an anthill is still on the ground.
7. A bird may fly off the earth and land on an anthill, but it will still be on the ground.
8. A child doesn't breast-feed from a stepmother if its mother is still alive.
9. A friend is one who knows every thing about you and still wants to be your friend.
10. A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.
11. A snake can shade its skin but it still remains a snake.
12. Even if you rease your clothes in very hot water you still need to dry them.
13. Even if you remain an island you must still be friendly to the sea.
14. Even when a goat knows that it is being dragged to graze, it still resists.
15. Even when you dig a soft place, you still leave the garden.
16. If you befriend a mosquito it will still attack you at night.
17. If you knock your head against a wall, then a coconut tree and pillar and your head still remains undamaged my child, go and hide that head of yours; it is a good head.
18. If you're to cure a chicken you do so while it is still kicking.
19. Quiet people are like still water their deep.
20. The animal hide can best be straightened and smoothened when still fresh.
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