Top Inspirational African Proverbs Quotes (2020)


African Proverbs Quotes
African Proverbs Quotes

African Proverbs Quotes

African proverbs quote: Want to know those beautiful African proverbs on love, marriage, and African proverbs about family, you would find all in these amazing collections of African proverbs quotes.

    African Proverbs On Love     

  1. When one is in love, a cliff becomes a meadow. Ethiopia


  1. You know who you love but you can’t know who loves you. Nigeria


  1. Where there is love, there is no darkness. Burundi


  1. If you marry a monkey for its wealth, the money goes and the monkey remainsEgypt


  1. He who loves, love you with your dirt. Uganda


  1. If love is a sickness, patience is the remedy. Cameroon


  1. Love doesn’t rely on physical features. Lesotho


  1. To love someone who does not love you is like shaking a tree to make the dew drops fall. Congo


  1. If a woman doesn’t love you, she calls you “brother.” Côte d’Ivoire


  1. Don’t try to make someone hate the person he loves. For he will go on loving but he will hate you. Senegal


  1. One who loves the vase, loves also what is inside. Tanzania/Kenya


  1. Love doesn’t listen to rumors. Ghana


  1. Do not treat your loved one like a swinging door: you are fond of it but you push it back and forth. Madagascar


  1. Don’t be so in love that you can’t tell when it’s raining. Madagascar


  1. Let your love be like the misty rain, coming softly but flooding the riverLiberia


  1. Don’t try to make someone hate the person he loves. For he will go on loving but he will hate you. Senegal


  1. To love someone who does not love you is like shaking a tree to make the dew drops fall. Congo


  1. One who marries for love alone will have bad days but good nights. Egypt


  1. Love doesn’t listen to rumors. Ghana


  1. Love is a painkiller. African origin unknown 


Funny African Proverbs on Love

  1. Kindness to all friendship to few. African proverb


  1. It is the one who lives in the house who knows where the roof is. African proverb


  1. Being happy is better than being King. African proverb


  1. As I walked out the door towards my freedom, I knew that if I did not leave all the anger, hatred and bitterness behind that I will still be in prison—Nelson Mandela


  1. When there is no enemy within the enemies outside will not hurt you. African proverb


  1. A happy man marries the woman he loves. A happier man loves the woman he marries. African proverb


  1. A man without a wife is like a vase without flowers. African proverb


  1. One who loves you loves you with your dirt. African proverb


  1. A letter from the heart can be read on the face. African proverb


  1. If you want to know the end, look at the beginning. African proverb


  1. Give a man a mask and he will show his real self. African proverb


  1. He who loves a vase loves also what is inside. African proverb


  1. Marry the girl of a good family, though she be seated on a mat, very poor. African proverb
African Proverb on Marriage
African Proverb on Marriage


African Proverb on Marriage

  1. A good “live with” is better than a bad marriage. African proverb


  1. The same mouth that courts you don’t marry you. African proverb


  1. The way you got married is not the way you will get divorced. African proverb


  1. Take a wife while you are young that she may make a son for you while you are youthful – Egyptian scribe Ani from Thebes


  1. A woman married without consultation runs away without consultation. African proverb


  1. It is Mr.Old-Man-Monkey who marries Mrs.Old-Woman-Monkey. African proverb


  1. One who is looking for a wife does not speak with contempt about women. African proverbs


  1. If you laugh at your mother-in-law, you’ll get dirt in your eye. African proverb


  1. Sadness is a valuable treasure, only discovered in people you love. African proverb


  1. A wise woman has much to say and yet remains silent. African proverb


  1. If there were no cold Friday evenings and boring Saturdays, no one would get married anymore. African proverbs


  1. Instruct a man, you instruct an individual. Instruct a woman, you instruct a nation. African proverbs


  1. One who pervades the great universe is seen by none unless a man knows the unfolding of love. African proverbs


  1. A man’s first wife never complains of neglect from the penis, the first morsel never complains of insufficient sauce. African proverbs


  1. “Now the marriage begins,” says the woman who has been beaten with thorns. African proverbs


  1. It is only when you look at a bride’s eye is when you know she is crying. African proverb


  1. If you are wise and seek to make your house stable, love your wife fully and righteously…
    Kindness and consideration will influence her better than force – Husania


  1. Marriage is like a golden ring in a chain, whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity—Kahlil Gibran


  1. We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond- Gwendolyn Brooks


  1. The man who says he will not marry a woman with other admirers will not marry a woman. African proverbs


  1. Love, like rain, does not choose the grass on which it falls. African proverbs


  1. I never loved you any more than I do, right this second. And I’ll never love you any less than I do, right this second—Kami Garcia



  1. It’s the way that you know what I thought I knew. It’s the beat that my heart skips when I’m with you. Beyonce Knowles


  1. Your cute smile and your happy laughter attracted me to you, but your caring loving heart is the reason why I want to spend the rest of my life with you—Lana Dudley


  1. Romantic love is over-rated but that’s what we want in life, someone who loves us in a romantic way.  Ann Marrie Anguiliar


  1. I have a million things to talk to you about. All I want in this world is you. I want to see you and talk. I want the two of us to begin everything from the beginning. –Haruki Murakami


Inspirational African proverbs

  1. If you run after two hares you will catch neither. African Proverb



  1. Even the best cooking pot will not produce food. African Proverb


  1. It is not what you are called, but what you answer to. African Proverb


  1. Do not follow a person who is running away. African Proverb


  1. He who thinks he is leading and has no one following him is only taking a walk. African Proverb


  1. If you offend, ask for a pardon; if offended forgive. African Proverb


  1. Patience is the mother of a beautiful child—African proverb


  1. A good deed is something someone returns—African proverb


  1. Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable. African Proverb


  1. A single stick may smoke, but it will not burn. African Proverb


  1. Seeing is different than being told. African Proverb


  1. You can tell a ripe corn by its look. African Proverb


  1. If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. African Proverb


  1. If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
    African Proverb


  1. Every misfortune is a blessing. African Proverb


  1. Lack of knowledge is darker than night. African Proverb


  1. Repetition is the mother of knowledge. African Proverb


  1. Wood already touched by fire is not hard to set alight. African Proverb


  1. Ashes fly back into the face of him who throws them. African Proverb


  1. Knowledge is like a garden: If it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested. African Proverb


   African Proverbs on Motivation

  1. The best way to eat an elephant in your path is cut him up into little pieces. African proverb


  1. By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed. African proverb


  1. Even though the old man is strong and healthy, he will not live forever. African proverb


  1. The lizard that jumped from the Iroko tree to the ground said he would praise himself if no one else did. Nigeria proverb


  1. Rain beats the leopard skin but it does not wash out the spots. African proverb


  1. Only when you have crossed the river can you say the crocodile has a lump on his snout. African proverb


  1. The sun will shine on those who stand before it, shine on those who kneel under them. African proverb


  1. When a man is coming towards you, you need not say come here African proverb


  1. He who is destined for power need not fight for it. African proverb


  1. You are beautiful but learn to work, for you cannot eat your beauty. African proverb


  1. When you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him. African proverb


  1. Speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far. African proverb


  1. If there is a character, ugliness becomes beauty, if there is none, beauty becomes ugliness. African proverb


  1. A close friend can become the worst enemy. African proverb


  1. A close friend can become a close enemy. African proverb


  1. Milk and honey have different color but they share the same house peacefully. African proverb


  1. He that digs a grave for his enemy may be digging it for himself. African proverb


  1. A bird will always be another bird’s feathers to feather its own nest. African proverb


  1. When there is peace in the country, the chief does not carry a shield. African proverb



African Proverb About Family

  1. The destruction of a nation starts from the home of its people. African proverb


  1. Looking at a king’s mouth, one would never think he sucked his mother’s Breast. African proverb


  1. When a woman is hungry, she says, “Roast something for the children that they might eat”. African proverb


  1. Don’t hate because there is no remedy to cure hatred. African proverb


  1. Dine with a stranger but save your love for your family. African proverb


  1. A small house will hold a hundred friends. African proverb


  1. Those who palm-kernels were cracked for them by a benevolent spirit should not forget to be humble. African proverb


  1. The old woman looks after the child to grow its teeth and the young one, in turn, looks after the old woman when she loses her teeth. African proverb


  1. The one who loves a cripple is the one who makes her beautiful. African proverb


  1. Hunger is felt by a slave and hunger is felt by a king. African proverb


  1. When this hand brings and the other hand brings, living together will be interesting. African proverb


  1. The hand of a child does not reach the ceiling and the hand of the adult does not enter the small hole. African proverb


  1. He who goes to sleep with an itching anus wakes up with smelly fingers – Nigerian Proverb


  1. The frown on the face of the goat will not stop it from being taken to the market – Nigerian Proverb


  1. Fishing without a net is just bathing. Nigerian proverb


  1. It is the fear of what tomorrow may bring that makes the tortoise carry his house along with him wherever he goes. Nigerian proverb


  1. When a soldier slaps you on your face, you will know that police are your friend. African proverb


  1. If you think you are too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent a night with a mosquito. African proverb


  1. The axe forgets the tree remembers. African proverb


  1. Only a fool tests the water with both legs. African Proverbs


  1. A fool has something to say, a wise person has something to say. African proverb


  1. If you want to improve your memory lend someone money. African proverb


  1. If you escaped from the lion’s den why go back for your hat? African proverb


  1. He who shits on the road will meet flies on his return. African proverb


  1. A camel never sees his own hump. African proverb


  1. Ashes fly back to the face of him who throws them. African proverb (Nigeria)


  1. A man will never heed the voice of a woman until it is too late. African proverb.


  1. One falsehood spoils thousands of truths. Ghana


  1. Life is full questions. Idiots are full of answers. African proverb.


  1. The lion doesn’t turn around when the small dog’s barks. African proverb.


  1. Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter. African proverb.


  1. If the rich could hire someone else to die for them, the poor would make a wonderful living. African proverb











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