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African proverbs about smiling

African proverbs about smiling.

An inner smile is essential, as the ancestors say, The teeth are smiling, but is the heart.


The teeth are smiling, but is the heart. A natural inner smile should light up your entire face, mind body and soul.

The teeth are smiling, but is the heart.

Quiet time with yourself is essential to reflect on your inner smile and your voice you did not hear because of your cluttered mind. Allow your mind to wander within yourself. 

Contemplate about what you might be trying to escape from and why you lost your inner smile, keep an open mind and be especially curious about your feelings if you start feeling protective of your own and the outside worlds negative opinion. 

An inner smile is essential, as the ancestors say, The teeth are smiling, but is the heart.

Smile quotes and ancestral sayings to think about Monday Mornings.


A smile can brighten the darkest day.

Smile, sunshine is good for your teeth.

A smile confuses an approaching frown.

Never lose your inner smile.

A smile is a powerful weapon; you can even break ice with it.

Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it.


Everyone smiles in the same language.

A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you are at home.

Cover your mouth when you cough, not when you smile.

Always remember to be happy because you never know who is falling in love with your smile.

I have never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.

If you do not have a smile, I will give you one of mine.


If you smile at someone, they might smile back.

If you do not start out the day with a smile, it is not too late to start practicing for tomorrow.

Most smiles are started by another smile.

It takes seventeen muscles to smile and forty-three to frown.

Smile, it lets your teeth breathe.

The world always looks brighter from behind a smile.

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The shortest distance between two people is a smile.

The teeth are smiling, but is the heart.

Your day will go the way the corners of your mouth turn.

Never regret anything that made you smile.

Every smile makes you a day younger.

Peace begins with a smile.

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