Best 166 of African quotes - MyQuotes

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 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 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

Kamilah Willacy

A WOMAN WITHOUT A BRAIN IS LIKE A GUN WITHOUT A BULLET... JUST A TOY.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Abhijit Naskar

If not as a true human, let me tell you as a Biologist, color of the skin does not define an individual’s intelligence – it does not define an individual’s ambitions - it does not define an individual’s dreams – and above all, it does not define an individual’s character.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Idowu Koyenikan

Most people write me off when they see me. They do not know my story. They say I am just an African. They judge me before they get to know me. What they do not know is The pride I have in the blood that runs through my veins; The pride I have in my rich culture and the history of my people; The pride I have in my strong family ties and the deep connection to my community; The pride I have in the African music, African art, and African dance; The pride I have in my name and the meaning behind it. Just as my name has meaning, I too will live my life with meaning. So you think I am nothing? Don’t worry about what I am now, For what I will be, I am gradually becoming. I will raise my head high wherever I go Because of my African pride, And nobody will take that away from me.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Zainab Omaki

The chaos of their voices registers as a single, overwhelming force cutting off her ability to reason, and all she wants is to get as far away from people as possible.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Time has no mouth, but swallows many. Reality has no hands, but touches many. Life has no feet, but carries many. Death has no teeth, but devours many. The past has no mouth, but swallows many. The present has no hands, but touches many. The future has no feet, but carries many. Fate has no teeth, but devours many. Darkness has no mouth, but swallows many. Light has no hands, but touches many. The universe has no feet, but carries many. Destruction has no teeth, but devours many.

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 18 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

The first time you fail it is a mistake, the second time it is carelessness, the third time it is incompetence, the fourth time it is mediocrity, and the fifth time it is inability. The first time you succeed it is chance, the second time it is luck, the third time it is skill, the fourth time it is talent, and the fifth time it is genius.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

The first teachers I met in life were: my mother, hardship, and death. The first mentors I met in life were: friends, family, and mentors. The first lecturers I met in life were: intuition, experience, and conscience. The first professors I met in life were: nature, books, and truth. The first educators I met in life were: the past, the present, and the future. The first scholars I met in life were: the mind, the heart, and the soul. The first masters I met in life were: knowledge, wisdom, and understanding.

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

Matshona Dhliwayo

Intellect is intelligent, intuition is wise. Awareness is intelligent, discernment is wise. Truth is intelligent, knowledge is wise. Speech is intelligent, silence is wise. Curiosity is intelligent, insight is wise. Caution is intelligent, prudence is wise. Knowledge is intelligent, commonsense is wise. Perception is intelligent, understanding is wise. Theory is intelligent, experience is wise. Virtue is intelligent, love is wise. Scholars are intelligent, saints are wise. Students are intelligent, teachers are wise. Professors are intelligent, gurus are wise. The past is intelligent, the future is wise. Time is intelligent, eternity is wise. Chance is intelligent, fate is wise. The mind is intelligent, the soul is wise. The eye is intelligent, the ear is wise. The world is intelligent, the universe is wise. Nature is intelligent, God is wise.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Taona Dumisani Chiveneko

Nothing prepares you for hiring a person whose only contribution to the workforce will be killing people!

By Anonym 16 Sep

Arushi Raina

It's the kind of storm that only happens on the highveld, the thunder loud and rapid. Zanele doesn't speak. I need her to. Maybe she is counting the people who have died since we first met.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matshona T Dhliwayo

Ignorance harms. Love heals. Tolerance unites. Unity strengthens. Enmity harms. Harmony heals. Understanding unites. Peace strengthens. Racism harms. Solidarity heals. Diversity unites. Equality strengthens. Sexism harms. Fairness heals. Impartiality unites. Justice strengthens. Religiophobia harms. Open-mindedness heals. Mediation unites. Empathy strengthens. Political violence harms. Dialogue heals. Amnesty unites. Forgiveness strengthens. Tyranny harms. Freedom heals. Integrity unites. Democracy strengthens.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Genereux Philip

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

By Anonym 17 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Not everyone who talks less or keeps quiet whenever they are with or around you does that because they find you interesting or knowledgeable; some people do that because they find you boring or ignorant.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Vanessa Ngoma

Women with dark skin are sharing selfies on social media after decades of being underrepresented in the mainstream media. From what I have observed much of the dark skin adoration on social media appears to come from us - black women. We tend to use the appreciation hashtags with our own pictures of photographs of dark skin women whom we feel are stunning. While I am loving this fierceness.. There is just one sidetone to this revolution: I feel as if we are much more appreciated if we show more skin. The timelines are filled with absolutely beautiful dark-skinned women but most sadly most of the time they are all oiled up and showing their body parts in different angles. Now, I am definitely in to art and as a model I know that this comes with the territory. But we most not forget that we are Queens.. We need to stop degrading ourselves for likes on the gram. You don't have to be naked to show the world you're beautiful. You my sister are an African Queen. I feel as if black women are only appreciated if they wear very provocative clothes or if they do naked photoshoots. To me, it's degrading and reminds me of the time that we couldn't ride the bus because we were black. Women were seen as servants. The black women that weren't servants were sex slaves. We are not objects, we are not meat and people need to stop looking at us as sex objects. BUT we need to start respecting ourselves first! A black woman is a woman first and it should not even be necessary to specify the colour but this is the society we live in and I feel like I had to share this.

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 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 15 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

As we all know, as if forever exploiting or attempting to exploit each other were not enough, a group of sane human beings who have just reached the end of a war against a common enemy of theirs will sooner or later start or continue killing and/or fighting against each other.

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

Michael Bassey Johnson

Some people in orthodox churches in Africa take poverty as a path that leads to heaven, making christianity look unattractive.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Shine, so you can see your mind, so you can see your heart, so you can see your soul, but above all, shine, so you can see your world. Shine, so you can see nature, so you can see the sky, so you can see the stars, but above all, shine, so you can see yourself.

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 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

Matshona Dhliwayo

Pleasure is worth silver. Contentment is worth gold. Freedom is worth diamonds. Peace is worth priceless treasure. Hope is worth silver. Faith is worth gold. Joy is worth diamonds. Love is worth priceless treasure. Truth is worth silver. Knowledge is worth gold. Understanding is worth diamonds. Wisdom is worth priceless treasure. Charm is worth silver. Reputation is worth gold. Honor is worth diamonds. Character is worth priceless treasure. Friendship is worth silver. Companionship is worth gold. Individuality is worth diamonds. Unity is worth priceless treasure. Books are worth silver. Teachers are worth gold. Experience is worth diamonds. Enlightenment is worth priceless treasure. Days are worth silver. Months are worth gold. Years are worth diamonds. Decades are worth priceless treasure. Existence is worth silver. Time is worth gold. Life is worth diamonds. Eternity is worth priceless treasure. Creation is worth silver. Nature is worth gold. Mankind is worth diamonds. God is worth priceless treasure.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Goulding

All of this could fall flat, feel too much like a caricature of a Sicilian trattoria, if the food itself weren't so damn good: arancini, saffron-scented rice fried into crunchy, greaseless golf balls; polpette di pesce spada, swordfish meatballs with a taste so deep and savory they might as well be made of dry-aged beef; and a superlative version of caponata di melanzane, that ubiquitous Sicilian starter of eggplant, capers, and various other vegetation, stewed into a sweet and savory jam that you will want to smear on everything. Everything around you screams Italy, but those flavors on the end of the fork? The sweet-and-sour tandem, the stain of saffron, the grains of rice: pure Africa. The pasta: even better. Chewy noodles tinted jet black with squid ink and tossed with sautéed rings and crispy legs of calamari- a sort of nose-to-tail homage to the island's cherished cephalopod. And Palermo's most famous dish, pasta con le sarde, a bulge of thick spaghetti strewn with wild fennel, capers, raisins, and, most critically, a half dozen plump sardines slow cooked until they melt into a briny ocean ragù. Sweet, salty, fatty, funky- Palermo in a single bite.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

The most upsetting thing about Society’s attitude towards disabled people is that many millions of disabled people became disabled while trying to please Society, the very same bitch that secretly regards them as subhuman.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

When dealing with the dishonest, be shrewd. When dealing with the crafty, be cunning. When dealing with the wise, be prudent. When dealing with the enlightened, be sapient. When dealing with all, be noble. When opponents want to engage you, consider them. When critics want to debate you, regard them. When enemies want to oppose you, observe them. When adversaries want to destroy you, outfox them. When rivals want to reconcile with you, embrace them.

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 18 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Some people would have killed themselves and/or someone else if they were single; and some people would not have done that.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abhijit Naskar

Call up the ever-pure, the effulgent and the ever-radiant character of true humanism in yourself and in others, and no racism shall have the power to thrive in such society even for a few seconds.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Munia Khan

Nature is the guardian of Africa. While the sun lights the African sky in day time, the moon begs the world to help her lighting Africa in the night

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Dream a lot. Dare lot. Do a lot. Deliver a lot. Learn a lot. Laugh a lot. Love a lot. Live a lot.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Before you waste paper, remember, Mother Nature had to shed tears for the trees we cut down. Before you waste clothes, remember, Mother Nature had to shed tears for the animals we killed. Before you waste food, remember, Mother Nature had to shed tears for the land we polluted. Before you waste water, remember, Mother Nature had to shed tears for the rivers we exhausted. Before you misspend time, remember, Mother Nature had to shed tears for the years you misused. Before you misspend money, remember, Mother Nature had to shed tears for the riches you mishandled. Before you misspend talent, remember, Mother Nature had to shed tears for the genius you despised. Before you misspend life, remember, Mother Nature had to shed tears for the breaths you squandered. Before you harm mankind, remember, Mother Nature had to shed tears for the people you abused. Before you harm the world, remember, Mother Nature had to shed tears for the Earth you destroyed. Before you harm the sky, remember, Mother Nature had to shed tears for the air you polluted. Before you harm the universe, remember, Mother Nature had to shed tears for the breaths you squandered.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Henry Johnson Jr

If you die fighting for what you believed, you have died a good death.

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 16 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

For a sane person to sincerely be happy that someone has succeeded, they have to either be profiting or likely to profit from that person’s success, or be that person.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Wayne Chirisa

Progressive visionaries are the vehicles of effective long term reform.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

People that think are many, people that reason are few. People that theorize are many, people that prove are few. People that speculate are many, people that know are few. People that assume are many, people that verify are few. People that hear are many, people that listen are few. People that preach are many, people that practice are few. People that see are many, people that observe are few. People that recall are many, people that comprehend are few. People that question are many, people that answer are few. People that entertain are many, people that educate are few. People that misguide are many, people that enlighten are few. People that lecture are many, people that demonstrate are few. People that start are many, people that finish are few. People that quit are many, people that persevere are few. People that fall are many, people that rise are few. People that compete are many, people that win are few. People that criticize are many, people that inspire are few. People that blame are many, people that pardon are few. People that condemn are many, people that console are few. People that undermine are many, people that strengthen are few. People that take are many, people that give are few. People that teach are many, people that mentor are few. People that harm are many, people that heal are few. People that doubt are many, people that believe are few. People that wish are many, people that strive are few. People that plan are many, people that prevail are few. People that lose are many, people that gain are few. People that fail are many, people that succeed are few. People that imitate are many, people that originate are few. People that innovate are many, people that invent are few. People that conceive are many, people that realize are few. People that dream are many, people that achieve are few. People that divide are many, people that unify are few. People that follow are many, people that lead are few. People that command are many, people that influence are few. People that control are many, people that guide are few. People that feel are many, people that empathize are few. People that yearn are many, people that fulfill are few. People that trust are many, people that are devoted are few. People that age are many, people that mature are few. People that rage are many, people that forgive are few. People that despair are many, people that hope are few. People that fear are many, people that love are few. People that curse are many, people that bless are few.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

If nature listens, you too should listen. If nature reasons, you too should reason. If nature understands, you too should understand. If nature builds, you too should build. If nature creates, you too should create. If nature gives, you too should give. If nature loves, you too should love. Use your brain; nature, too, thinks. Use your heart; nature, too, feels. Use your soul; nature, too, experiences. Use your tongue; nature, too, speaks. Use your nose; nature, too, senses. Use your eyes; nature, too, sees. Use your ears; nature, too, listens. Use your feet; nature, too, moves. Use your hands; nature, too, fights.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Abhijit Naskar

Sentiments that glorify humanity know no racial distinction.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Truth brings light to your mind, awareness brings light to your heart, and conviction brings light to your soul. Knowledge brings light to your mind, discernment brings light to your heart, and realization brings light to your soul. Intelligence brings light to your mind, understanding brings light to your heart, and wisdom brings light to your soul. Prudence brings light to your mind, virtue brings light to your heart, and love brings light to your soul. Scholars bring light to your mind, saints bring light to your heart, and sages bring light to your soul. Science brings light to your mind, religion brings light to your heart, and spirituality brings light to your soul. Nature brings light to your mind, people bring light to your heart, and God brings light to your soul. The world brings light to your mind, the heavens bring light to your heart, and the universe brings light to your soul.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Frances Cress Welsing

Melanin is the black pigment which permits skins to appear other than white (black, brown, red and yellow). Melanin pigment coloration is the norm for the hue-man family. If there are non-white readers who disagree with this presentation of white rejection of the white-skinned self, may I refer you to the literature on the currently developing sun-tanning parlors.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Truth is my world. Hope is my sky. Joy is my star. Love is my universe. Peace is my creed. Hope is my doctrine. The world is my church. Love is my religion.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

The ignorant learn from none, the simple learn from some, the intelligent learn from many, but enlightened learn from all. The arrogant learn from none, the gracious learn from some, the patient learn from many, but the humble learn from all. The disinterested learn from none, the curious learn from some, the keen learn from many, but the disciplined learn from all.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

The last time everyone loved or at least liked everyone was when the world had a population of about 4.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Millions of sane people would each be sexually attracted to their own parent or child if they were not related to them.