Posted by: Dr. Y. | April 13, 2015

Proverbe sur le Riche / Proverb on the Rich

African tree at dusk

African tree at dusk

On jette des pierres dans l’arbre s’il porte des fruits (Proverbe Bakongo – République du Congo, République Démocratique du Congo, Angola). – Plus on est riche ou au pouvoir, plus on est importuné et critiqué.

We throw stones in the tree if it bears fruits (Bakongo proverb – Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola). – The richer or more powerful one is, the more one is bothered and criticized.


  1. Great proverb. It sort of reminds me of the phrase “Heavy is the crown”.


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