Here are lists of African proverbs from all around African continent. Some are known to come from specific African tribes, ethnic groups, or African countries, and others have an unknown source and are listed simply as “African proverbs.” Some proverbs are romantic, some thought provoking.
"If you want to go fast go alone but if you want go far go together"
"All Monkeys can not hang on the same tree branch at the same time"
"There is no short cut to the top of a palm tree"
"Those who are absent are always wrong."
"If you overtake a leader, you break your neck"
"A clever king is the brother of peace "
"Do not call to a dog with a whip in your hand"
"The blame of the antelope is on the hunter "
"Good music goes with good food."
"Haste and hurry can only bear children with many regrets along the way"
"A fully grown up tree cannot be bent into a walking stick"
"Birds of all kinds will end up landing "
"I shall come for the cows after the donkeys have grown horns"
"If love is a sickness, patience is the remedy"
"Other people’s wisdom prevents the king from being called a fool"
"Knowledge without wisdom is like water in the sand"
"Ingratitude is sooner or later fatal to its author "
"The laughter of a child lights up the house"