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 African Proverbs

1. Rain beats a leopard's skin, but it does not wash out the spots (Ashanti)

2. Wood already touched by fire is not hard to set alight (Ashanti)

3. You do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla (Congo)

4. He who is bitten by a snake fears a lizard (Uganda)

5. Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it (Akan and Ewe)

6. He who asks questions, cannot avoid the answers (Cameroon)

7. Because a man has injured your goat, do not go out and kill his bull (Kenya)

8. The dog's bark is not might, but fright (Liberia)

9. A tree is known by its fruit (Zulu)

10. A man who has one finger pointing at another has three pointing towards himself (Ashante)

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