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Illogical Behavior African Proverbs

African proverbs on acting irrational, unreasonable and illogical show us that illogical behavior damages the mind, body, and soul. 




Illogical Behavior African Proverbs





The way a donkey expresses gratitude is by giving someone a bunch of kicks. –African Proverb

A jealous person requires no reason to be jealous. – African Proverb

You play with fire because you have not seen it burning you. – Bemba Proverb

Denial cannot hide a fire's smoke. – Kenyan Proverb

A fool who refuses counsel will come to grief. – Zulu Proverb

When heaven is pointed out a fool only sees the tip of the finger. – Ghanaian Proverb

A thousand raps at the door, but no salute or invitation from within. - Egyptian Proverb

A man without clothes busying making himself a jacket. – African Proverb

Better to be a fat bird in the cage than a lean one in the wild. – African Proverb

He who makes a rat of himself will be eaten by the cats. - Egyptian Proverb

The unwise go into a river upon a mud boat. –African Proverb

He sits in a tub of cold water and expects it to steam. – African Proverb

Don't descend into a well with a rotten rope. – Bemba Proverb

A greedy woman snatches away a flea's hat. – Kenyan Proverb



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