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11 African proverbs you did not know you needed

July 27, 2018 at 01:30 pm | Culture

Nduta Waweru

Nduta Waweru | Contributor

July 27, 2018 at 01:30 pm | Culture

 

Proverbs on wisdom

Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it. ~ Akan/Ewe proverb

This proverb means that no one person is the custodian of wisdom as it is too expansive to be contained by one person.

If you are filled with pride, then you will have no room for wisdom- Tanzania proverb

In Tanzania, natives know that wisdom cannot find space in someone who is already full of pride.

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