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53 African Proverbs about Self

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1. Do not try to fight a lion if you are not one yourself.. African Proverb. Do not try to fight a lion if you are not one yourself.
African Proverb

2. God conceals himself from the mind of man, but reveals himself to his heart.. African Proverb. God conceals himself from the mind of man, but reveals himself to his heart.
African Proverb

3. A barber does not shave himself.. African Proverb. A barber does not shave himself.
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4. A reflection does not see itself.. African Proverb. A reflection does not see itself.
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5. He who is too sure of himself and acts without thinking is heading for his downfall.. African Proverb. He who is too sure of himself and acts without thinking is heading for his downfall.
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6. Let a wrong-doing repeat itself at least three times: the first may be an accident, the second a mistake, but the third is likely to be intentional.. African Proverb. Let a wrong-doing repeat itself at least three times: the first may be an accident, the second a mistake, but the third is likely to be intentional.
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7. The fuel in the lamp consumes itself but lights others.. African Proverb. The fuel in the lamp consumes itself but lights others.
African Proverb

8. The lizard that jumped from the high iroko tree to the ground said he would praise himself if no one else did.. African Proverb. The lizard that jumped from the high iroko tree to the ground said he would praise himself if no one else did.
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9. Thorns themselves will not harm you -- you hurt yourself on the thorns.. African Proverb. Thorns themselves will not harm you -- you hurt yourself on the thorns.
African Proverb

10. What lowers itself is ready to fall.. African Proverb. What lowers itself is ready to fall.
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11. Without human companions, paradise itself would be an undesirable place.. African Proverb. Without human companions, paradise itself would be an undesirable place.
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12. A mad dog bites anything except itself.. African Proverb. A mad dog bites anything except itself.
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13. Heal yourself first before you heal others.. African Proverb. Heal yourself first before you heal others.
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14. Respect yourself, and you will get it back.. African Proverb. Respect yourself, and you will get it back.
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15. The person who guards himself will not be destroyed.. African Proverb. The person who guards himself will not be destroyed.
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16. Book stands by itself and experience stands by itself.. African Proverb. Book stands by itself and experience stands by itself.
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17. A bird that prays for rain will find its self soaked.. African Proverb. A bird that prays for rain will find its self soaked.
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18. A butterfly thinks itself a bird because it can fly.. African Proverb. A butterfly thinks itself a bird because it can fly.
African Proverb

19. A good day shows itself early in the morning.. African Proverb. A good day shows itself early in the morning.
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20. A lazy chick that exposes itself will be a delicious meal for the eagle.. African Proverb. A lazy chick that exposes itself will be a delicious meal for the eagle.
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