Best 166 of African quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

Africans must change their mind and actions. The keys to building your continent depends on your will-power, persistent effort and action towards self liberation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nike Thaddeus

Be persistent, be persistent, they say. But please, do not mistake being a pest for being persistent.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Henry Johnson Jr

We don't need to learn about European History in African Schools around the continent, for the media reminds us that every day is EUROPEAN HISTORY.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Ignorance incarcerates you, truth sets you free, and knowledge lights your way around the universe. Ego incarcerates you, humility sets you free, and gratitude lights your way around the universe. Greed incarcerates you, contentment sets you free, and charity lights your way around the universe. Fear incarcerates you, hope sets you free, and faith lights your way around the universe. Guilt incarcerates you, grace sets you free, and faith lights your way around the universe. Desire incarcerates you, self-discipline sets you free, and patience lights your way around the universe. The heart incarcerates you, the mind sets you free, and the soul lights your way around the universe. Death incarcerates you, life sets you free, and awareness lights your way around the universe. The past incarcerates you, the present sets you free, and eternity lights your way around the universe. Darkness incarcerates you, light sets you free, and God lights your way around the universe.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Lucy Michot

She felt there was no difference between her and the sacrificial hen with a rag tied to its neck.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

When selecting a one-night stand, a heterosexual woman who is materialistic is a trillion times more likely to choose a sexually unattractive poor man who seems rich over a sexually attractive rich man who seems poor.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Israelmore Ayivor

Look at the truth from how it stands, not where it comes from. The truth is still the truth no matter whether it is spoken by an Indian, an American, a Chinese, an European, an African or an Australian!

By Anonym 18 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Peace is an ocean, harmony is the ship, tolerance is the captain, and strife is the storm. Joy is an ocean, faith is the ship, hope is the captain, and despair is the storm. Love is an ocean, kindness is the ship, compassion is the captain, and greed is the storm. Virtue is an ocean, prudence is the ship, goodness is the captain, and vice is the storm. Friendship is an ocean, trust is the ship, patience is the captain, and betrayal is the storm. Destiny is an ocean, purpose is the ship, character is the captain, and misfortune is the storm. Experience is an ocean, the present is the ship, the past is the captain, and pain is the storm. The soul is an ocean, the heart is the ship, the soul is the captain, and darkness is the storm. Life is an ocean, reality is the ship, awareness is the captain, and mortality is the storm. Eternity is an ocean, time is the ship, destiny is the captain, and death is the storm.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Christopher Hawke

Someone is pounding on a door within you and hoping for an answer. They want to tell us the secret tale of ourselves. The stories we’ve never told. Some African tribes believe if you were to tell someone your entire story the audience would actually become you. From then on, the only life the teller would have would be in and through the listener. Some believe this is the relationship between Jesus and his disciples. How I wished for my story to be blemish free. How I wished to be a good-natured soul giving back to the world, regardless of how broken I was. In the end, it’s those things we are willing to die to change that sculpt our story. Some people open the floodgates of their minds and hearts so memories burst forth like water through a breached dam. Pieces of our lives can be found among the floating wreckage, and somewhere, the presence of God hovers over the surface of the deep. Inside, I am treading, biding my time, waiting for the magic I thought I owned as a child. Many seek this enchantment. I sought my wife, daughter and the power to conjure hope.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ali A. Mazrui

Africa PRODUCES what it does NOT CONSUME and CONSUMES what it does NOT PRODUCE.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

A seemingly simple task like taking a bath or wearing a condom feels like multitasking to someone who suffers from hemiplegia or has only one hand.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Sunday Adelaja

I have decided to take on the biggest in my opinion challenge facing Christianity today. Which unfortunately is largely seen in the African continent and other developing countries. This challenge is ignorance!

By Anonym 18 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Some people are each holding on to a lover of theirs who no longer loves them and/or who they no longer love, only because they do not want to have a reason or another reason to be jealous of the person who would eventually be their lover if they let go of them.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

The world needs your mind, the cosmos need your heart, and the universe needs your soul. Nature needs your care, mankind needs your responsibility, and humanity needs your light. The people need your truth, the populace needs your understanding, and creation needs your love.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Many a survivor of a plane crash who is or was against cannibalism and had never eaten human flesh once found themselves in a situation where they had to either eat human flesh, or go the way of all flesh.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Henry Johnson Jr

Simplicity is better than being pompous.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

There is no gem like truth, no wealth like knowledge, no treasure like understanding, and no jewel like love. There is no gem like gratitude, no wealth like humility, no treasure like patience, and no jewel like virtue, There is no gem like peace, no wealth like contentment, no treasure like faith, and no jewel like joy. There is no gem like time, no wealth like experience, no treasure like reality, and no jewel like life. There is no gem like prudence, no wealth like health, no treasure like prayer, and no jewel like meditation. There is no gem like nature, no wealth like harmony, no treasure like Heaven, and no jewel like God.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Malebo Sephodi

Society is obsessed with women's bodies and I take my body back by doing whatever it is that I want to do with my body

By Anonym 17 Sep

Chinua Achebe

Looking at a king's mouth, ' said an old man, 'one would think he never sucked at his mother's breast.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Light in love is joy. Light in faith is hope. Light in compassion is mercy. Light in gratitude is contentment. Light in understanding is awareness. Light in intellect is discernment. Light in certainty is conviction. Light in patience is expectation. Light in truth is discovery. Light in innocence is virtue. Light in experience is illumination. Light in consciousness is realization. Light in your world is warmth. Light in your sky is energy. Light in your universe is wisdom. Light in your yourself is virtue. Light in your mind is truth. Light in your heart is knowledge. Light in your soul is wisdom. Light in your life is God.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Sunday Adelaja

The gospel that has been preached in our churches has not been fair to the African continent. It has left us in a beggarly state, waiting on God for things we could produce by and for ourselves

By Anonym 18 Sep

Genereux Philip

People who always convert old stew to Jollof Rice hardly let go of their past.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Time is a slave, existence is a servant, reality is a master, and eternity is queen. Fate is a slave, light is a servant, nature is a master, and immortality is king. Mankind is a slave, knowledge is a servant, wisdom is a master, and enlightenment is queen. The past is a slave, the present is a servant, the future is a master, and God is king,

By Anonym 17 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Most men would no longer enjoy conversing with most women if they stopped bringing their vaginas along.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Some people avoid thinking deeply in public, only because they are afraid of coming across as suicidal.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Some of us were brought into this troubled world primarily or only to increase our fathers’ chances of not being left by our mothers, or vice versa.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Chances are that there are white people who brag about being the first to move out of a suburb that has been intruded by blacks.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Sahndra Fon Dufe

Let me tell you. Depression is no joke. It can happen to anyone, even you, yes, confident you. Beautiful you. Successful you. And, I hope it doesn't. But, if it ever does, you're not alone. Talk to someone you trust, please. And be patient with yourself. Write. Pray. Cry. Dance. And one day, maybe, it will go away. Now I am dancing shaku-shaku.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Moral advice admonishes you. Cunning advice counsels you. Intellectual advice lectures you. Spiritual advice guides you. Timely advice profits you. Enlightened advice furthers you. Perfect advice benefits you. Impious advice misleads you. Stupid advice impedes you. Uninformed advice disrupts you. Diabolic advice entraps you. Unintelligent advice confuses you. Late advice disheartens you. Foolish advice destroys you. Bad advice blinds you. Terrible advice misguides you. Good advice instructs you. Great advice rewards you. Extraordinary advice uplifts you. Exceptional advice empowers you. Transcendent advice prospers you.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Many if not most slaves would have each readily jumped, and many if not most slaves would each readily jump, at the opportunity to be a master, if such an opportunity presents or had presented itself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Body is man. Mind is world. Heart is Heaven. Soul is god. Frailty is man. Awareness is world. Freedom is Heaven. Love is god. Thought is man. Consciousness is world. Fate is Heaven. Eternity is god.

By Anonym 15 Sep

De Philosopher Dj Kyos

Ayikho into ehlekisayo , Ngomuntu ohluphekayo.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Most human beings strongly believe that money is way less important than the life of a human being, but in reality five hundred, fifty, or even five dollars are way more important to the lives of most human beings than the lives of most human beings.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

In some cases, you can tell how somebody is being treated by their own boss from the way they are treating someone to whom they are a boss.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Monica Millner

I feel that the kinks, curls, or tight coils in Afro hair is beautiful and unique. No other race on this planet has hair like ours - that makes me proud.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

You only graduate love’s university when you have a PhD in compassion, only graduate wisdom’s university when you have a PhD in common sense, only graduate joy’s university when you have a PhD in peace, only graduate faith’s university when you have a PhD in expectation, only graduate humility’s university when you have a PhD in meekness, and only graduate virtue’s university when you have a PhD in goodness. You only graduate humanity’s university when you have a PhD in grace, only graduate honor’s university when you have a PhD in decorum, only graduate discernment’s university when you have a PhD in intuition, only graduate truth’s university when you have a PhD in realization, only graduate intellect’s university when you have a PhD in awareness, and only graduate reality’s university when you have a PhD in perception. You only graduate the mind’s university when you have a PhD in reason, only graduate the heart’s university when you have a PhD in mercy, only graduate the soul’s university when you have a PhD in God, only graduate the past’s university when you have a PhD in the present, only graduate the present’s when you have a PhD in the future, and only graduate the future’s when you have a PhD in eternity. You only graduate the world’s university when you have a PhD in education, only graduate nature’s university when you have a PhD in knowledge, only graduate creation’s university when you have a PhD in intelligence, only graduate life’s university when you have a PhD in experience, only graduate Heaven’s university when you have a PhD in obedience, and only graduate God’s university when you have a PhD in love.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Abhijit Naskar

If origin defines race, then we are all Africans – we are all black.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Because Nature is an artist, you too can paint your best portrait. Because Nature is a physicist, you too can originate your best equation. Because Nature is a biologist, you too can cure your best patient. Because Nature is a chemist, you too can mix your best potion. Because Nature is a geologist, you too can dig your best mine. Because Nature is an environmentalist, you too can mind your best wildlife. Because Nature is a scientist, you too can make your best discovery. Because Nature is a preacher, you too can write your best sermon. Because Nature is an author, you too can pen your best novel. Because Nature is a thinker, you too can conceive your best thoughts. Because Nature is a warrior, you too can win your best battles. Because Nature is a teacher, you too can empower your best student. Because Nature is an investor, you too can finance your best project. Because Nature is a banker, you too can earn your best interest. Because Nature is a healer, you too can develop your best medicine. Because Nature is an engineer, you too can design your best structure.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

The world’s biggest religion is capitalism: money is our god, greed is our priest, banks are our temples, and shopping is how we express our worship. The world’s biggest cartel is politics: democracy is our god, elections are our priest, voting booths are our temples, and ballots are how we express our worship. The world’s biggest idol is stardom: celebrities are our gods, fame is our priest, tabloids are our temples, and applause is how we express our worship. The world’s biggest faith is hedonism: sex is our god, lust is our priest, brothels are our temples, and fornication is how we express our worship.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Most sane human beings who have managed to attain and retain fame each uses it to dramatically increase their name’s chances of being remembered until Jesus comes back, since their heart cannot do what they consciously or unconsciously lust for, that is to say, for it to beat until Jesus returns.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Prosperity puts a smile on your face. Accomplishment puts a smile on your heart. Health puts a smile on your soul. Amusement puts a smile on your face. Pleasure puts a smile on your heart. Fulfilment puts a smile on your soul. Laughter puts a smile on your face. Joy puts a smile on your heart. Love puts a smile on your soul. Happiness puts a smile on your face. Peace puts a smile on your heart. Freedom puts a smile on your soul. Fathers put a smile on your face. Mothers put a smile on your heart. Children put a smile on your soul. Friends put a smile on your face. Family puts a smile on your heart. God puts a smile on your soul.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nike Thaddeus

Don't settle… The worst thing will be to find the man or woman that truly deserves you after you've married one who doesn't.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

The fact that the person who you are sleeping with is also sleeping with another person or other people does not necessarily mean that he or she does not love you. And the fact that you are the only person who someone is sleeping with does not necessarily mean that he or she loves you.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Some people hate people who are overconfident, only because their overconfidence reminds them of their underconfidence.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

As an unavoidable result of the inevitable loss of some physical and/or some mental abilities, many a man who has been alive for many years has become a boy again.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

You don’t need money to be generous. You don’t need education to be wise. You don’t need fame to be important. You don’t need charisma to be influential. You don’t need titles to be honorable. You don’t need awards to be special. You don’t need medals to be extraordinary. You don’t need consent to be yourself. You don’t need approval to be unique. You don’t need a license to be creative. You don’t need authorization to dream. You don’t need acceptance to be gifted. You don’t need youth to be a champion. You don’t need old age to be a hero. You need skill, not temper, to be a warrior. You need love, not rage, to be an activist. You need compassion, not robes, to be a priest. You need confidence, not ego, to be a politician. You need integrity, not charm, to be a leader. You need wisdom, not theories, to be a master. You need character, not size, to be a champion.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Nature is a thought. Nature is a desire. Nature is an expression. Nature is an experience. Nature is reality. Nature is light. Nature is sound. Nature is movement. Nature is energy. Nature is power. Nature is the sky. Nature is the stars. Nature is the planets. Nature is the world. Nature is the universe. Nature is a man. Nature is a woman. Nature is a child. Nature is an elder. Nature is mankind.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

I have the soul of a white man, the soul of a black man, the soul of an Asian man; the soul of every man.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ayibu Makolo

Christopher's heart bled that night and he could not sleep. Deborah who used to call him numerous times in a day and send countless messages was now not answering his calls. And she never called him.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Abhijit Naskar

In the biological sense, race does not exist.