“According to Plato…”, “Socrates believed…” and “Confucius said…”. These philosophers were wise beyond their years, but centuries have passed and their proverbs are still relevant today. Their lessons and quotes are etched into monuments, printed in books and have perhaps been plastered on your office wall as little reminders from your boss.
Every culture and society has a collection of wisdom that transcends generations and stands the test of time. Africa has been popularly referred to as the ‘Cradle of Humankind’ and with a rich history of societies and cultures, a collection of African proverbs have endured. Here are some of those proverbs on wisdom; learning; peace and leadership; community; money, wealth and riches.