QUOTES & PROVERBS
If I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa..
– John Hemingway
Africa changes you forever, like nowhere on earth. Once you have been there, you will never be the same. But how do you begin to describe its magic to someone who has never felt it? How can you explain the fascination of this vast, dusty continent, whose oldest roads are elephant paths? Could it be because Africa is the place of all our beginnings, the cradle of mankind, where our species first stood upright on the savannahs of long ago?
– Brain Jackman
Teeth do not see poverty – African proverb
When the shepherd comes home in peace, the milk is sweet. – Ethiopian proverb
Even the lion, the king (queen) of the forest, protects himself against flies. – Ghanaian proverb
Do not follow a person who is running away. – Kenyan proverb
A child is a child of everyone. (It takes a village to raise a child) – Sudanese proverb
When the roots of a tree begin to decay, it spreads death to the branches. – Nigerian proverb
Even the best cooking pot will not produce food. – African proverb
Not everyone who chased the zebra caught it, but he who caught it, chased it. – South African proverb
The worlds of the elders do not lock all the doors; they leave the right door open. — Zambian proverb
Do a good deed and throw it into the sea. — Egyptian proverb
The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa – for he has so much to look forward to.
– Richard Mullin