Africa Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old africa quotes, africa sayings, and africa proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Nothing but breathing the air of Africa, and actually walking through it, can communicate the indescribable sensations. William Burchell
Africa suffered under European dominance for centuries. Jacob Zuma
In Africa, music is not an art form as much as it is a means of communication. Vernon Reid
One cannot resist the lure of Africa. Rudyard Kipling
It's really beautiful. It feels like God visits everywhere else but lives in Africa. Will Smith
Africa is wealthy in natural resources; the problem is they are not optimally utilized. Yoweri Museveni
Africa had a way of coming back and simply covering everything up again. Alexander Mccall Smith
You are not a country, Africa. You are a concept.You are not a concept, Africa. You are a glimpse of the infinite. Ali Mazrui
You know you are truly alive when you're living among lions. Isak Dinesen
Africa is less a wilderness than a repository of primary and fundamental values, and less a barbaric land than an unfamiliar voice. Beryl Markham
Africa is not a country, but it is a continent like none other. It has that which is elegantly vast or awfully little. Douglas wilder
Africa is not just about where you are born. For me, Africa is the whole continent; from south to north, to east to west. Angelique Kidjo
The richness of Africa, culturally, is vast. That's the challenge that we have to face, because most of the time, people in the western world, their attention span is really narrow. Angelique Kidjo
The more Africa depends on aid the less opportunities it creates for its people. Benjamin Kofi Quansah
Africa doesn't need strongmen, it needs strong institutions. Barack Obama
They say that somewhere in Africa the elephants have a secret grave where they go to lie down, unburden their wrinkled gray bodies, and soar away, light spirits at the end. Robert R. McCammon
Africa has become the big game of the nation hunters. Today, Africa looms as the greatest commercial, industrial and political prize in the world. Marcus Garvey
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. Munia Khan
Everything in Africa bites but the safari bug is worst of all. Brian Jackman
There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne - bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive. Karen Blixen
We are all children of Africa, and none of us is better or more important than the other. This is what Africa could say to the world: it could remind it what it is to be human. Alexander Mccall Smith
Africa gives you the knowledge that man is a small creature, among other creatures, in a large landscape. Doris Lessing
Africa is our center of gravity, our cultural and spiritual mother and father, our beating heart, no matter where we live on the face of this earth. John Henrik Clarke
Africa is always only portrayed as a continent of suffering, but most figures are vastly exaggerated. James Shikwati
Africa is an extraordinary opportunity at the moment. David Adjaye
Africa is one continent, one people and one nation. Kwame Nkrumah
Africa is to be pitied, worshipped or dominated. Binyavanga Wainaina
Africa gives you the knowledge that man is a small creature, amongst other creatures, in a large landscape. Doris Lessing
Africa is a cruel country; it takes your heart and grinds it into powdered stone - and no one minds. Elspeth Huxley
In Africa, you know, if you're poor, at least you can go to the forest and share some mangoes with the gorillas and monkey. Emmanuel Jal
In Africa today, we recognise that trade and investment, and not aid, are pillars of development. Paul Kagame
Africa is a land of slavery, the stronger always making war on the weaker, and dragging them into captivity. Maria Louisa Charlesworth
If the white man filled the cup of African slavery to the brim, drugging it with seven fold bitterness and making it overflow. The white man also but with a heart far different rose as Africa's deliverer, protector and blessing. Maria Louisa Charlesworth
Africa itself, a free colony for the liberated slave. Maria Louisa Charlesworth
Africans, accustomed from their birth to express every feeling with vehement emotion, poor captured slaves whose every sense and every affection had been pierced, wounded and torn. Maria Louisa Charlesworth
Africa experienced major culture clashes which derived from the impact of complex economic, social, political and religious forces on the indigenous societies. Cambridge University Press
African peoples south of the Sahara had no urban tradition worthy of the name, and hence that urban life and problems in contemporary Africa are essentially of external and European origin. Cambridge University Press
The Portuguese were the first imperial contenders to make contact with most of the coasts of tribal Africa. Cambridge University Press
The West coast of Africa is generally low and flat. World Bank Publications
Women are commonly considered to perform the bulk of work in African agriculture. World Bank Publications
South Africa belongs to all who live in it, black and white. United States Department of State
Africa is the least productive; but we forbear for the present. Chas. W. Thomas
Africa is, in all respects, a land of deep shades. Chas. W. Thomas
Africa is a land of sunshine, and, without a paradox, the light and darkness dwell together. Chas. W. Thomas
Africa is a land of slavery, the stronger always making war on the weaker, and dragging them into captivity and death. Maria Louisa Charlesworth
Africa is undergoing a profound transformation that is changing the lives of hundreds of millions of people on the continent. Jussi S. Jauhiainen
Africa is a continent that lies above the equator and half below it. This gave ancient Africa a warm and varied climate and landscape. Hazel Richardson
Africa is one of the most important places in human history. It is the birthplace of the earliest humans, and home of the world's oldest and most powerful civilizations. Hazel Richardson
Africa does not give up its secrets easily. Buried there lie answers to our questions about the origins of humankind. Martin Meredith
Africa is often encountered as a continent in which all manners of extremities converge. Wale Adebanwi
Africa is mystic; it is wild; it is a sweltering inferno; it is a photographer’s paradise, a hunter’s Valhalla, an escapist’s Utopia. Beryl Markham
The earliest known evidence anywhere in the world for the existence of man and the emergence of human society comes from Africa. John Fage
I dream of an Africa, which is in peace with itself. Nelson Mandela