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African Proverbs

You may have heard the old saying that it takes a whole village to raise a child. But did you know that saying is an African proverb? African proverbs are very wise, but they are not always very clear. You have to think about it to figure some of them out. See if you can figure out what the following proverbs mean. Remember - each is very wise.

Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable. 

There is no medicine to cure hatred.

The frog does not jump in the daytime without reason.

One goat cannot carry another goat's tail.

The family is like the forest, if you are outside it is dense, if you are inside you see that each tree has its own position.

The hunter does not rub himself in oil and lie by the fire to sleep.

Even the mightiest eagle comes down to the treetops to rest.

If a blind man says letís throw stones, be assured that he has stepped on one.

Until lions have their own historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.

One should never rub bottoms with a porcupine.

The rain wets the leopard's spots but does not wash them off.

If you don't wish to have rags for clothes, don't play with a dog.

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