Proverbs and their meanings

Proverbs and their meanings

Recently, I’ve come to love this proverb:

“If you want to go fast, go alone; but if you want to go far, go together.”

The proverb is said to be an African proverb. The meaning of the proverb is pretty straightforward. There is some discussion online whether the proverb is actually from Africa, what part of Africa is it from, and the meaning/context of the proverb itself.

An article on NPR titled “It Takes A Village To Determine The Origins Of An African Proverb” dives a bit deeper into this conversation. In the end as the article states ” What we found is that it takes a lot of phone calls to track down the origins of a proverb. And in the end, the answer might be: We just don’t know. “

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