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Bodiless Skunk Proverb Sayings

Skunks have a stinky character and the stench from rotten human behavior has caused many tears to be shed. With African proverbs and sayings, understand why stink attitudes and stink behavior in the human spirit, and mind are places where people have invited in foul fairies.

A bird that is caged will hate the one that is free.

African sayings and proverbs have paved the way to victory to fight rotten human behavior. They also provide a safe haven for many people in challenging circumstances to develop and thrive, but challenging stink behavior does not always create a good experience as most of life lessons are learned through painful experiences.

Bodiless Skunk Proverb Sayings.

He pulls at a long rope who desires another’s death.

Soon ripe, soon rotten.

None so busy as those who do nothing.

Bad watch often feeds the wolf.

A bird that is caged will hate the one that is free.

Jealousy is poison's brother.

For the last-comer the bones.

As you do to others, you may expect another to do to you.

Nothing is got without pains but a bad name.

Only the dumb dog chases a flying bird.

Rotten wood cannot be carved.

Sometimes you sow red beans and white beans grow.

Though you put oil on a dog's tail, it will never become straight.

Foolish people have foolish dreams.

One mangy sheep spoils the whole flock.

Don't trust the key of the hen house to the cat.

To wash a donkeys tail is loss of time and soap.

On a fool’s beard the barber learns to shave.

A good dog never gets a good bone.

To rude words deaf ears.

No flies get into a shut mouth.

He does a good day’s work who rids himself of a fool.

After the act wishing is in vain.

After mischance everyone is wise.

What is bad for one is good for another.

He is lucky who forgets what cannot be mended.

He that has no ill luck grows weary of good luck.

The teeth are smiling, but is the heart.

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

People helping one another can bring an elephant into the house.

A zebra takes its stripes wherever it goes.

To a fight, one does not bring a knife that cuts but a needle that sews.

A clear conscience is more valuable than wealth.

Whatever the tree, so is the fruit.

Blood is inherited and virtue is acquired.


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