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African Languages are Full of Teachings: 21 African Proverbs on Learning

African Proverbs on Learning

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  1. Learning expands great souls. ~ Namibian proverb
  2. To get lost is to learn the way. ~ African proverb
  3. By crawling a child learns to stand. ~ African proverb
  4. If you close your eyes to facts, you will learn through accidents. ~ African proverb
  5. He who learns, teaches. ~ Ethiopian proverb
  6. Wealth, if you use it, comes to an end; learning, if you use it, increases. ~ Swahili proverb
  7. By trying often, the monkey learns to jump from the tree. ~ Buganda proverb
  8. You always learn a lot more when you lose than when you win. ~ African proverb
  9. You learn how to cut down trees by cutting them down. ~ Bateke proverb
  10. The wise create proverbs for fools to learn, not to repeat. ~ African proverb
  11. What you help a child to love can be more important than what you help him to learn. ~African proverb
  12. By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed. ~Ashanti proverb
  13. One who causes others misfortune also teaches them wisdom. ~ African proverb
  14. You do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla. ~Congolese proverb
  15. What you learn is what you die with. ~ African proverb
  16. Instruction in youth is like engraving in stone. ~Moroccan Proverb
  17. When you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him. ~Ashanti Proverb
  18. Ears that do not listen to advice, accompany the head when it is chopped off. ~African Proverb
  19. Advice is a stranger; if he’s welcome he stays for the night; if not, he leaves the same day. ~Malagasy Proverb
  20. Traveling is learning. ~Kenyan Proverb
  21. Where there are experts there will be no lack of learners. ~Swahili Proverb
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