Friday, June 12, 2020

Proverbs from Africa

The other day I came across proverbs and wise sayings reported to be from several different countries. Some are funny, some sad. All are thought-provoking in their own way. It’s interesting, also, the way a similar idea surfaces in different cultures, often using a slightly different metaphor. I have thoroughly enjoyed every trip to Africa, especially getting to experience Victoria Falls—something that was on my bucket list since I was a little girl. And Botswana after becoming hooked  on Alexander McCall's series: "The #1 Ladies Detective Agency." 

  • If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you’ve never spent the night with a mosquito
  • A family is like a forest: when you are outside it is dense; when you are inside you see that each tree has its place
  • A happy man marries the one he loves; a happier man loves the one he marries

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