15 African quotes on love, beauty and wisdom


It is African to tell our history orally and in the process of doing so, to pass from generation to generation messages of wisdom, truth, beauty and more.


Below are 15 African proverbs on love, beauty, wisdom to inspire you - keep you focused on your goals in the different areas of your life.

Patience is the mother of a beautiful child – Bantu Proverb

To love the king is not bad, but a king who loves you is better – Wolof proverb

A man who pays respect to the great paves the way for his own greatness.

A wise man who knows proverbs, reconciles difficulties. (Yoruba)

Judge not your beauty by the number of people who look at you, but rather by the number of people who smile at you – African Proverb

If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together – African proverb

A man who uses force is afraid of reasoning – Kenyan proverb

To run is not necessarily to arrive – Swahili proverb

Always being in a hurry does not prevent death, neither does going slowly prevent living – Ibo proverb

Learning expands great souls – Namibian proverb

To get lost is to learn the way – African proverb

You learn how to cut down trees by cutting them down

One who causes others misfortune also teaches them wisdom – African proverb

The wealth which enslaves the owner isn’t wealth – Yoruba

Having a good discussion is like having riches – Kenya