An elderly man seated on a stool sees much further than a boy perched on a tall tree.
‘When a man is stung by a bee, he doesn’t set off to destroy all beehives’ – (Kenya).-This would have been good advice to George W. Bush after 9/11 and before Iraq.
‘The man who marries a beautiful woman, and the farmer who grows corn by the roadside have the same problem’ – Ethiopia.
‘A short man is not a boy’ – Nigeria
‘No matter how hot your anger is, it cannot cook yam’ – Nigeria.
‘It requires a lot of carefulness to kill the fly that perches on the scrotum’ – Ghana.
‘If the throat can grant passage to a knife, the anus should wonder how to expel it’ – Seychelles.
‘The frown on the face of the goat will not stop it from being taken to the market’ – Nigeria.
‘An old lady feels uneasy when dry bones are mentioned in a proverb’ – Ghana.
‘The same sun that melts the wax, hardens the clay’ – Niger.
‘If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there’ – Uganda
‘There’s no virgin in a maternity ward’ – Cameroon.
‘A child can play with its mother’s breasts, but not its father’s testicles’ – Guinea