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Quotes on Fear

Fear has a large shadow, but he himself is small. Ruth Gendler.

FEAR is False Expression Appearing Real.

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love quotes

Thought on Compassion

Always remember that we are considered human when we show kindness to all that Providence placed under our care, and when we love others as we are born compassionate beings.

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Africa proverbs

African Proverb: On A Snake’s Ability

Igbo Proverb: If a snake fails to show its venom, little kids will use it in tying firewood.

Origin: A snake is a dangerous reptile. Snake poison can kill an adult in minutes. In Africa, snake bites contribute to deaths. In Igbo land where this proverb originated from, snakes are not toyed with. In some African traditions, snakes are reverred, and in others, it’s a delicacy or a deity. The proverb emphasises on the lethal poison, which is a feature snakes are known for. I can translate this proverb to if one doesn’t show his abilities, he may be taken for granted.

Meaning: There are times when one defends one’s capability.

What do you think about this proverb? Do you know another African proverb? You can drop it here, and I will discuss it with you.