Words of Wisdom about Human Society - Archived African Proverbs

African societies lacking modern technology are often closer to the real nature of the human animal than we are. Some of their words of wisdom are archived here.

 
When you are rich, you are hated; when you are poor, you are despised.
 
Children are the reward of life.
 
A man with too much ambition cannot sleep in peace.
If your cornfield is far from your house, the birds will eat your corn.
 
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
 
Money is sharper than a sword.

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