Best 166 of African quotes - MyQuotes

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 16 Sep

Abhijit Naskar

It is character that should be the sole measure of judgement in the society of thinking humanity, and nothing short of that would do.

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 ignorant learn from none, the simple learn from some, the intelligent learn 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 many, but the obsessed learn from all.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Zainab Omaki

The feeling, all encompassing, safe and warm like a blanket permanently draped over her shoulders, follows her around. She takes it into the shower, to meals with her mother and sister, to work as she reads out the news script, her voice never faltering.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

More often than not, an inspirational or motivational speaker is someone who makes money from telling us that we can do all of the things that we can do … and pretty much all of the things that we cannot do.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Chance is what is, fate is what was, and destiny is what will be. The present is what is, the past is what was, and the future is what will be. Reality is what is, experience is what was, and discovery is what will be. The action is what is, the intention is what was, and the outcome is what will be. Nature is what is, oblivion is what was, and eternity is what will be. Awareness is what is, perfection is what was, and paradise is what will be. The world is what is, the beginning is what was, and the end is what will be. The Creator is what is, the Creator is what was, and the Creator is what will be.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

If we were not impressed by job titles, suits, and jargon, we would demand that financial advisors show us their personal bank statements before they tell us what we could or should do with our own money.

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 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 18 Sep

Abhijit Naskar

Sentiments that glorify humanity know no racial distinction.

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 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 15 Sep

Samuel Gyekye Mensah

and the moment the African thought of a break through was the last opportunity placed on the tables by the white.

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 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 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 17 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Loneliness tortures many if not most of the elderly more intensely and more frequently than it torments many if not most of us who will never be or have not yet been pushed or pulled into old age.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marko Phiri

As Zhao ducked, he sneaked a blow aimed at Homwe’s stomach. Homwe groaned in surprise and confusion – shocked at his opponent’s speed and strength. He quickly drew a handgun from under his jacket and hit Xi Zhao on the head, drawing blood from his skull.

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 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 16 Sep

Abhijit Naskar

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

By Anonym 16 Sep

Israelmore Ayivor

I have noticed over the past three years that most African Christians depend on their pastor or preachers for directions in life than their lecturers, politicians and nurses. That tells why most people refuse certain medical priorities with regards to their pastor's messages. I think if every pastor should have entrepreneurial knowledge coupled with spiritual integrity, Africa will shake!

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Eden was the first university. God was the first professor. Adam was the first graduate. Freewill was the first university. Temptation was the first professor. Eve was the first graduate. The mind was the first university. The heart was the first professor. The soul was the first graduate. The world was the first university. Nature was the first professor. Mankind was the first graduate. Homes were the first universities. Mothers were the first professors. Obedient children were the first graduates. Life was the first university. Reality was the first professor. People were the first graduates.

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 you to talk to you, consider them. When critics want you to debate you, regard them. When enemies want you to oppose you, embrace them. When rivals want you to teach them, revere them.

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 18 Sep

Wayne Chirisa

Progressive visionaries are the vehicles of effective long term reform.

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 17 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Most of us cling to life as if our existence were a result of our deed or choice.

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 18 Sep

Marcus Garvey

Prohibition is to abstain from intoxicating liquor, as it makes us morbid and sometimes drunk. But we get drunk every day, nevertheless, not so much by the strength of what we sip from the cup, but that which we eat, the water we drink, and the air we inhale, which at fermentation conspire at eventide to make us so drunk and tired that we lose control of ourselves and fall asleep. Everybody is a drunkard, and if we were to enforce real prohibition we should all be dead.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

It goes without saying that even those of us who are going to hell will get eternal life—if that territory really exists outside religious books and the minds of believers, that is. Having said that, given the choice, instead of being grilled until hell freezes over, the average sane human being would, needless to say, rather spend forever idling in an extremely fertile garden, next to a lamb or a chicken or a parrot, which they do not secretly want to eat, and a lion or a tiger or a crocodile, which does not secretly want to eat them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tai Solarin

Black(people) hold onto their God just as the drunken man holds on to the street lamp post—for physical support only.

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 15 Sep

Henning Mankell

An African who loses the ability to die with dignity is a lost man.

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 16 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Givers are worth more than takers. Earners are worth more than beggars. Sharers are worth more than hoarders. Lovers are worth more than haters. Builders are worth more than destroyers. Creators are worth more than imitators. Leaders are worth more than followers. Learners are worth more than teachers. Doers are worth more than talkers. Dreamers are worth more than doubters. Winners are worth more than losers. Encouragers are worth more than detractors. Defenders are worth more than aggressors. Liberators are worth more than jailers. Soldiers are worth more than murderers. Angels are worth more than monsters. Protectors are worth more than attackers. Originators are worth more than copiers. Achievers are worth more than quitters. Victors are worth more than failures. Conquerors are worth more than warriors. Contenders are worth more than spectators. Producers are worth more than users. Motivators are worth more than discouragers. Masters are worth more than amateurs. Intercessors are worth more than accusers. Emancipators are worth more than backstabbers. Sympathizers are worth more than provokers. Healers are worth more than killers. Peacemakers are worth more than instigators. Deliverers are worth more than collaborators. Saviors are worth more than invaders. Believers are worth more than sinners.

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 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

Matt Goulding

Palermo is dotted everywhere with frittura shacks- street carts and storefronts specializing in fried foods of all shapes and cardiac impacts. On the fringes of the Ballarò market are bars serving pane e panelle, fried wedges of mashed chickpeas combined with potato fritters and stuffed into a roll the size of a catcher's mitt. This is how the vendors start their days; this is how you should start yours, too. If fried chickpea sandwiches don't register as breakfast food, consider an early evening at Friggitoria Chiluzzo, posted on a plastic stool with a pack of locals, knocking back beers with plates of fried artichokes and arancini, glorious balls of saffron-stained rice stuffed with ragù and fried golden- another delicious ode to Africa. Indeed, frying food is one of the favorite pastimes of the palermitani, and they do it- as all great frying should be done- with a mix of skill and reckless abandon. Ganci is among the city's most beloved oil baths, a sliver of a store offering more calories per square foot than anywhere I've ever eaten. You can smell the mischief a block before you hit the front door: pizza topped with french fries and fried eggplant, fried rice balls stuffed with ham and cubes of mozzarella, and a ghastly concoction called spiedino that involves a brick of béchamel and meat sauce coated in bread crumbs and fried until you could break someone's window with it.

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 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 19 Sep

Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba

Third World is a state of the mind and until we change our attitude as Africans, if there is a fourth, fifth and even sixth world, we will be in it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Intelligence tells you what you to do. Insight tells you how to do it. Understanding tells you when to do it. Wisdom tells you why you do it. Discernment tells you what you to do. Skill tells you how to do it. Intuition tells you when to do it. Purpose tells you why you do it. Conviction tells you what you to do. Knowledge tells you how to do it. Experience tells you when to do it. Commonsense tells you why you do it. Your mind tells you what you to do. Your heart tells you how to do it. Your spirit tells you when to do it. Your soul tells you why you do it. Talent tells you what you to do. Mastery tells you how to do it. Genius tells you when to do it. Intellect tells you why you do it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

In reality most human beings are not, to most human beings, more important than money.

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 19 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

We are way less likely to love someone just because they love us than we are to hate someone just because they hate us.

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 16 Sep

Alexander Mccall Smith

Everybody in a village had a role to play in bringing up a child—and cherishing it—and in return that child would in due course feel responsible for everybody in that village. That is what makes life in society possible. We must love one another and help one another in our daily lives. That was the traditional African way and there was no substitute for it. None.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Intellect was made to grow, imagination was made to widen, curiosity was made to mature, and talent was made to rise. Discipline was made to grow, patience was made to widen, humility was made to mature, and wisdom was made to rise. Joy was made to grow, hope was made to widen, faith was made to mature, and love was made to rise. Awareness was made to grow, perspective was made to widen, experience was made to mature, and truth was made to rise. Intelligence was made to grow, understanding was made to widen, knowledge was made to mature, and enlightenment was made to rise. The mind was made to grow, the heart was made to widen, the body was made to mature, and the soul was made to rise. Thoughts were made to grow, emotions were made to widen, instincts were made to mature, and deeds were made to rise. The world was made to grow, the sky was made to widen, the stars were made to mature, and the universe was made to rise. Nature was made to grow, spirituality was made to widen, mankind was made to mature, and humanity was made to rise.