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The one who fetches the water is the one who is likely to break the pot.
Ga (Ghana) Proverb

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Swallow saliva before you cross a one-log bridge.
Ngoni (Tanzania, Mozambique) Proverb

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How easy it is to defeat people who do not kindle fire for themselves.
Tugen (Kenya) Proverb

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The dog does not worry when the chicken runs over to the bones.
Ewe-mina (Benin, Ghana, and Togo) Proverb

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The camel does not see the bend in its neck.
Arabic (Libya) Proverb

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The one who eats has tasted the hardship of labor.
Tembo (Democratic Republic of Congo)

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The person who has a light knee can survive longer.
Toposa (Sudan)

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The person who has eaten and satisfied himself or herself does not care for the one who is hungry.
Matengo (Tanzania) Proverb

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Until the lion has his or her own storyteller, the hunter will always have the best part of the story.
Ewe-mina (Benin, Ghana, and Togo)

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An eye that you treat is the one that turns against you.
Luo (Kenya, Tanzania)

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If you refuse the elders advice you will walk the whole day.
Ngoreme (Tanzania), Kuria (Kenya, Tanzania)

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Go in that direction” does not mean that you go. To go means, “let’s go together!
Sena (Mozambique) Proverb

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What is in the stomach carries what is in the head.
Bukusu (Kenya) Proverb

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A fish is in water but does not know the importance of water.
Ewe (Ghana, Benin, Nigeria and Togo) Proverb

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A child or youth who does not listen to an elder’s advice gets his or her leg broken.
Nyanja (Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia) and Chewa (Malawi) and Bemba (Zambia) Proverb

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The (word) of a friend makes you cry; the (word) of an enemy makes you laugh.
Tuareg (Algeria, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger)

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The pants of today are better than the breeches of tomorrow.
Moore (Burkina Faso)

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A chicken that keeps scratching the dung-hill will soon find the mother’s thigh bones.
Ewe (Ghana, Benin, Nigeria and Togo) Proverb

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When God cooks, you don't see smoke.
Kaonde (Zambia) Proverb

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Like ants, eat little and carry the rest back to your home.
Bembe (Democratic Republic of the Congo – DRC, Tanzania) Proverb

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It [a bug] grows up in dry wood, and yet it comes to maturity.
Gikuyu (Kenya) Proverb

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Only a wise person can solve a difficult problem.
Akan (Ghana) Proverb

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A tree is known by its fruit.
Zulu (South Africa, Swaziland) Proverb

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A deaf ear is followed by death and an ear that listens is followed by blessings.
Samburu (Kenya) Proverb

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I pointed out to you the stars (the moon) and all you saw was the tip of my finger.
Sukuma (Tanzania)

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The water pot presses upon the small circular pad.
Acholi (Uganda) Proverb

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If you do not listen to good advice, you will be embarrassed in public.
Oshiwambo (Namibia)

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Akhenaton (or Akhenaten) was the tenth pharaoh of Egypt's eighteenth dynasty (c.1352-1336 BCE). Son of Amenhotep III and the chief queen, Tiya, Akhenaton succeeded to the throne as Amenhotep IV and took a throne name meaning "the sun's ultimate perfection, unique one of the sun." He created a new capital at Amarna.

He is often referred to as the "heretic pharaoh," due to his abandonment of all of the traditional Egyptian gods except for Aten, the god associated with the disc of the sun who had been growing in importance and popularity for at least a couple of generations prior to the reign of Akhenaten.

It was in honour of this god that the pharaoh changed his name. (1352-1336 BCE)

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To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
~ Confucius
To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not.
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By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
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