You should make a new bucket whilst you still have the old one.
- Berber proverb
Going little by little gives birth to new abilities.
- Mandinka proverb
If you walk with an elephant, the dew will not bother you.
- Baoulé proverb
An eagle cannot fly high if its wings are still frail.
- Oromo proverb
Things that share the same origin have different fortunes.
- Pulaar proverb
A canoe does not know who is king; when it turns over, everyone gets wet.
- Malagasy proverb
It is better to see for oneself than to be informed by a third person.
- Tuareg proverb
The mouth does not forget what it tasted only one time.
~ Bahaya proverb
Water that has not been begged for, does not quench the thirst.
- Soga proverb
What is in the stomach carries what is in the head.
- Bukusu proverb
Do not follow a person who is running away.
- Kalenjin proverb
Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.
When the head is too big, it cannot dodge blows.
—Zambian proverb (via imnotbitching)