African proverbs on wisdom

• Wisdom is wealth. ~ Swahili
• Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it. ~ Akan proverb
• The fool speaks, the wise man listens. ~ Ethiopian proverb
• Wisdom does not come overnight. ~ Somali proverb
• The heart of the wise man lies quiet like limpid water. ~ Cameroon proverb
• Wisdom is like fire. People take it from others. ~ Hema (DRC) proverb
• Only a wise person can solve a difficult problem. ~ Akan proverb
• Knowledge without wisdom is like water in the sand. ~ Guinean proverb
• In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams. ~ Nigerian proverb
• If you are filled with pride, then you will have no room for wisdom. ~ African proverb
• A wise person will always find a way. ~ Tanzanian proverb
• Nobody is born wise. ~ African proverb
• A man who uses force is afraid of reasoning. ~Kenyan proverb
• Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden. ~ Akan proverb
(Taken from website titled ‘Afritorial,’ with gratitude . Indicates heritage from ancient civilisations. The wisdom shown above is compelling.)

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