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Words of Wisdom: Your African Proverb of the Month

07/10/2010 13:42

"Suffering is prior to attaining success or perfection." - Proverb from Tanzania 

This proverb was written by the Chagga people of Tanzania. Success stories of persons who have made it in life through sheer struggle (or suffering) are much praised among the Chagga people by using this saying. Such persons are looked upon as heroes or heroines that others can imitate or learn from. Visit our African proverbs page to find more words of wisdom! Find wholesale African artwork, jewelry, clothing, health and beauty products and more on the Africa Imports web site.