45 African Proverbs about BackView All Proverbs about Back
1. He who is carried on another's back does not appreciate how far off the town is.
2. Ashes fly back into the face of him who throws them.
3. Who gets lost in the forest takes it out on who leads him back.
4. When a mother has twins she must sleep on her back.
5. Ashes will always blow back into the face of the thrower.
6. The knife that has been lent, never comes back alone.
7. Two is good, one alone cannot wash his back.
8. Respect yourself, and you will get it back.
9. A baby on its mother's back doesn't know the journey is long.
10. A child who protested when being stripped on the back by its mother, it's humbled by the scorching sun when left to walk.
11. A good man never stays in the grave forever, he always has chance to come back.
12. A stealing dog strengthens its back.
13. Any dead fish can flow down the river but it takes a live one to swim back up stream.
14. Get what to lend out and at the same time how to demand it back, for payment might be a tussle.
15. He who defects on the way finds flies on his way back.
16. He who doesn't find is way back from the forest gets lost within it.
17. If a bachelor who uses firewood for cooking runs away in the morning to avoid removing the ash; he will have to deal with it when he comes back.
18. If a man returns from a long journey and no one says welcome back to him he feels like one who has not arrived.
19. If a man rides on the back of a tiger, he should never be surprised if he ends up in its tummy.
20. If a mother steals with a child stripped in the back what do you expect of the child.
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