52 Famous African Quotes And Sayings

Looking for some interesting and most famous African Quotes and sayings? look at this greatest list.

African Quotes

“You can’t hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree. You can’t hate Africa and not hate yourself.” – Malcolm X

“You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.” – Karen Blixen

“For all its problems, I found South Africa a beautiful country, interesting and inspiring.” – David Harewood

“A bird that flies off the earth and lands on an anthill is still on the ground.” – Igbo proverb

“Europe became rich because it exploited Africa; and the Africans know that.” – Desmond Tutu

“If I know a song of Africa, of the giraffe and the African new moon lying on her back, of the plows in the fields and the sweaty faces of the coffee pickers, does Africa know a song of me? Will the air over the plain quiver with a color that I have had on, or the children invent a game in which my name is, or the full moon throw a shadow over the gravel of the drive that was like me, or will the eagles of the Ngong Hills look out for me?” – Karen Blixen

“Corruption is Africa’s greatest problem. Not poverty. Not lack of riches. Not racism.” – Dennis Prager

“He that beats the drum for the mad man to dance is no better than the mad manhimself.” – African proverb

“I have loved no part of the world like this and I have loved no women as I love you. You’re my human Africa. I love your smell as I love these smells. I love your dark bush as I love the bush here, you change with the light as this place does, so that one all the time is loving something different and yet the same. I want to spill myself out into you as I want to die here.” – Graham Greene

“The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth.” – Mary McLeod Bethune

“I’ll love you, dear, I’ll love you till China and Africa meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the salmon sing in the street.” – W. H. Auden

“I feel as though the cardboard box of my own reality has been flattened and blown open. Now I can see the edge of the world.” – Tom Hiddleston

“Where water is the boss there the land must obey.” – African proverb

“In Africa today, we recognise that trade and investment, and not aid, are pillars of development.” – Paul Kagame

“No other continent has endured such an unspeakably bizarre combination of foreign thievery and foreign goodwill.” – Barbara Kingsolver

“I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.” – Nelson Mandela

“No matter how beautiful and well crafted a coffin might look, it will not make anyone wish for death.” – African proverb

“I’ve never really wanted to go to Japan. Simply because I don’t like eating fish. And I know that’s very popular out there in Africa.” – Britney Spears

“I love Africa in general South Africa and West Africa, they are both great countries.” – Paris Hilton

“We have a vision of South Africa in which black and white shall live and work together as equals in conditions of peace and prosperity.” – Oliver Tambo

“When the shepherd comes home in peace, the milk is sweet.” – Ethiopian proverb

“Never complete. Never whole. White skin and an African soul.” – Michelle Frost

“I made a life for myself in Africa that was as far as you could possibly get from art school at Yale.” – Peter Beard

“We all belong to South Africa, and South Africa belongs to us all.” – Oliver Tambo

“A spider’s cobweb isn’t only its sleeping spring but also its food trap.” – African proverb

“Comedy is really getting quite popular in South Africa.” – Trevor Noah

“You either get the point of Africa or you don’t. What draws me back year after year is that it’s like seeing the world with the lid off.” – A.A. Gill

“It’s not difficult in South Africa for the ordinary person to see the link between capitalism and racist exploitation, and when one sees the link one immediately thinks in terms of a socialist alternative.” – Joe Slovo

“If you do not have patience you cannot make beer.” – Ovambo proverb

“The desert loves me. I love the desert. It’s nice to be in the heat in Africa. I love it.” – Liya Kebede

“In time, we shall be in a position to bestow on South Africa the greatest possible gift – a more human face.” – Steven Biko

“He who runs after good fortune runs away from peace.” – African proverb

“Everyone is related to Africa; everyone comes from Africa. We are all distant relatives.” – Damian Marley

“They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?” – Fidel Castro

“The worlds of the elders do not lock all the doors; they leave the right door open.” – Zambian proverb

“Africa is probably one of the most beautiful places I have ever been.” – Matthew McConaughey

“It is important to nurture any new ideas and initiatives which can make a difference for Africa.” – Wangari Maathai

“Even the best cooking pot will not produce food.” – African proverb

“When I went to Africa, I was reduced to floods of tears every day.” – Madonna Ciccone

“I have no desire to take all black people back to Africa; there are blacks who are no good here and will likewise be no good there.” – Marcus Garvey

“A cutting word is worse than a bowstring, a cut may heal, but the cut of the tongue does not.” – African Proverb

“I fell in love with Africa and began helping people fix things there.” – Martha Beck

“South Africa belongs to all who live in it, black and white.” – Thabo Mbeki

“When a needle falls into a deep well, many people will look into the well, but few will be ready to go down after it.” – African Proverb

“Africa is rich, and why are we poor then if our continent is rich. It is not right.” – Mo Ibrahim

“Africa for the Africans… at home and abroad!” – Marcus Garvey

“A family is like a forest, when you are outside it is dense, when you are inside you see that each tree has it’s place.” – African Proverb

“A solitary child growing up in Africa, you’re really quite dependent on books.” – John Rhys-Davies

“There is a crisis of leadership and governance in Africa, and we must face it.” – Mo Ibrahim

“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb

“God bless Africa, Guard her people, Guide her leaders, And give her peace.” – Trevor Huddleston

“We welcome the opposition of the world, because we are determined to see the battle through. Africa’s battle-cry is not yet heard.” – Marcus Garvey

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