Quotable Quotes by Africans past and present

CRS has compiled some Quotable quotes by  illustrious Africans, both past and present. Have a good read.

If the Yoweri Museveni of 1986 were to meet the Yoweri Museveni of today, they would fight on sight – in fact they would shoot each other  –Former Ugandan Attorney General George Kaneihamba.

The late Chinua Achebe, all time best Africa’s best novelist

A man who makes trouble for others is also making trouble for himself    –Chinue Achebe

Half education is more dangerous than no education. – Chris Okaobasi

I told my mother that she was violating my privacy and she replied that I violated her private space when I was born. –Nkem Owoh, Nollywood actor

While revolutionaries as individuals can be murdered, you cannot kill ideas –Thomas Sankara

A goat will never be declared innocent if the judge is a leopard -African proverb

When the mouse laughs at the cat there is a hole nearby. –African proverb

If your mother-in-law does not know how to sit properly, you should know how to watch properly. –African proverb

I am an African not because I was born in Africa, but because Africa is born in me. –Kwame Nkrumah

Dr Kwame Nkrumah
   Kwame Nkrumah

If you don’t have ambition, you shouldn’t be alive. – Aliko Dangote

In Life, you don’t get anywhere or do anything you hope to without some sort of sacrifice. – Stephen Saad

I believe that we have reached a stage in life in the economic development of Africa where moving forward is perilous, moving backwards is cowardice and standing still is suicidal but we must persevere because winners do not quit and quitter never win. ― Patrice Lumumba.

Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity. – Chimamanda Adichie

In many ways, Africa subsidised America and Europe’s development. –Jesse Jackson.

Thomas Sankara, the late pan-africanist
Thomas Sankara, the late pan-Africanist

If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire. – George Monbiot.

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present. – Babatunde Olatunji.

When you’re really poor, everything you see is something you can’t have. – Patrick Duncan

If you educate a man, you educate an individual; but if you educate a woman, you educate a whole nation. –Dr. Kwegyir Aggrey

Julius Nyerere
Julius Nyerere

Independence cannot be real if a nation depends upon gifts. – Julius Nyerere.

We don’t mind having sanctions banning us from Europe. We are not Europeans. – Robert Mugabe

Our children may learn about heroes of the past. Our task is to make ourselves architects of the future. – Jomo Kenyatta.

Foreign Publishers hovered like benevolent vultures over the still-born foetus of the African Muse. –Wole Soyinka


Author: Ange

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