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Beautifully Rotten African Proverbs

Beautifully Rotten African Proverbs

Beautifully Rotten African Proverbs



Beautiful on the outside, but rotten on the inside, beautifully rotten African Proverbs teaches people who do not respect themselves can never respect others.


Three beautiful on the outside, but rotten on the inside African Proverbs. 


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Beautifully Rotten African Proverb

Five beautiful on the outside, but rotten on the inside African Proverbs.
Beautifully Rotten African Proverb

Beautiful on the outside, but rotten on the inside, beautifully rotten African Proverb
Beautifully Rotten African Proverb


More Beautifully Rotten African Proverbs



Beautifully Rotten African Proverbs teach us in everyday life to be inspired with ancient words of wisdom from African ancestors and elders. 25 beautiful on the outside, but rotten on the inside African Proverbs.



A bed for two is not a bed for three.


A thief never watches his own home; he watches his neighbor’s.


Conspiracy is stronger than witchcraft.


Dogs make their dinner upon what belongs to fools.


Fair words buy horses on credit.


Great talker, great liar.


He who kills his own body, works for the worms.


It is only the shoes that know if the stockings have holes.


It is when the wind is blowing that folks can see the skin of a fowl.


Lazy folks ask for work with their lips but their hearts pray God that they may not find it.


Liars are always ready to make promises.


Save a thief from hanging and he will cut your throat.


Beautifully Rotten African Proverbs


Spoon goes to bowl’s house; bowl never goes to spoon’s house.


The cow never says thank you to the pasture.


The drum makes a great fuss because it is empty inside.


The hog knows well what sort of tree to rub himself against.


The knife knows what is in the heart of the pumpkin.


The monkey smothers its young one by hugging it too much.


The one holds the skillet that knows the cost of lard.


The teeth are not the heart.


Too much jewelry, empty cabinet.


Tomorrow, tomorrow, only not to-day, lazy people always say.


What troubles the eyes affects the nose.


When the Devil goes to church he hides his tail.


Wherever there are bones, there are dogs.


Women go to church but they no sooner return when the devil piles more sins upon them.


Beautifully Rotten African Proverbs




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