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12 essential African proverbs on friendship to mark World Friendship Day

July 30, 2018 at 10:30 am | Culture

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer

July 30, 2018 at 10:30 am | Culture

Photo Credit: lifeinmalawi.wordpress.com

We all have unrelated people in our lives who are more than just friends. The bonds we eventually build with them are almost always unbreakable and cherishable. We see them as brothers or sisters and their happiness as well as their sadness becomes our business also.

To celebrate World Friendship Day today, Face2Face Africa shares with you 20 essential African proverbs on friendship! Feel free to pick one and send to that/those annoyingly great pal(s)!

Bad friends will prevent you from having good friends.

Between true friends, even water drunk together is sweet enough.

To be without a friend is to be poor indeed.

A friend is someone you share the path with.

A small house will hold a hundred friends.

The friends of our friends are our friends.

Show me your friend and I will show you your character.

Hold a true friend with both hands.

Return to old watering holes for more than water; friends and dreams are there to meet you.

Sorrow is like a precious treasure, shown only to friends.

Honest advice doesn’t destroy true friendship.

In good times friends know you and in bad times you know them.

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