African Proverbs about the Family - Archived Words of Wisdom

The truths about family life are contained in many African proverbs. Disregard these ancient family words of wisdom at your own (and your family's) peril!

When you take a knife away from a child, give him a piece of wood instead.
 
Living is worthless for one without a home.
 
Saying that it's for her child, she gets herself a loaf of bread.
Looking at a king's mouth one would never think he sucked his mother's breast.
 
If you want sex while traveling, travel with your wife.
Indecision is like a stepchild: if he does not wash his hands, he is called dirty, if he does, he is wasting water.

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