Africa Quotes

โ€œThere are more slaves alive today than all the people stolen...

โ€œThere are more slaves alive today than all the people stolen from Africa in the time of the transatlantic slave trade,โ€ โ€“Kevin Bales in Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy.
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โ€œUntil the lion learns to ...

โ€œUntil the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter.โ€ -Africa proverb
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โ€œA child whoโ€™s unloved by his ...

โ€œA child whoโ€™s unloved by his village will burn it down just to feel the warmthโ€ - African proverb
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"Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody fo...

"Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water." โ€” W. C. Fields
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jun 09
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"A child who was not embraced by...

"A child who was not embraced by his village will burn it down to feel it's warmth"~Unknown from Africa
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"The child who is not embraced ...

"The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth." -African Proverb
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ May 23
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" Every Morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up it knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or...

" Every Morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up it knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up it knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle, you'd better be running."
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Sep 13
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โ€œWhen the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we ...

โ€œWhen the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said "Let us pray." We closed our eyes. When we opened them, we had the Bible and they had the land.โ€ -Desmond Tutu
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Nov 16
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โ€œA child that is not embraced b...

โ€œA child that is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmthโ€ - African proverb
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Somewhere out there in africa there are peop...

Somewhere out there in africa there are people more brilliant than Einstein working hard to feed their wife and child. We would never know.
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"When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we ...

"When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land." - Desmond Tutu
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"The child who is not embraced ...

"The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth" - African proverb
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Mar 14
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Men Are from Africa, Women Are from Africa "The sooner we accept t...

Men Are from Africa, Women Are from Africa "The sooner we accept the basic differences between men and women, the sooner we can stop arguing about it and start having sex!" - Dr Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A.
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โ€œThe only man I envy is the man who h...

โ€œThe only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa โ€“ for he has so much to look forward to.โ€ Richard Mullin
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โ€œWithout Africa, France will slide do...

โ€œWithout Africa, France will slide down into the rank of a third world powerโ€- Former French President Jacques Chirac
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Dec 01
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I don't want to live someone else's idea of how to live. D...

I don't want to live someone else's idea of how to live. Don't ask me to do that. I don't want to find out one day that I'm at the end of someone else's life. ~ Denys (Out of Africa)
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Nov 23
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"Seventy thousand years ago, homo sapiens was still an insignificant animal minding its own busin...

"Seventy thousand years ago, homo sapiens was still an insignificant animal minding its own business in a corner of Africa. In the following millennia it transformed itself into the master of the entire planet and the terror of the ecosystem. Today it stands on the verge of becoming a god"- Harari
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jun 25
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"Modern physics teaches us that there is more to truth than meets the eye; or tha...

"Modern physics teaches us that there is more to truth than meets the eye; or than meets the all too limited human mind, evolved as it was to cope with medium-sized objects moving at medium speeds through medium distances in Africa." - Richard Dawkins
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"I am inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa because all our social polici...

"I am inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa because all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as oursโ€”whereas all the testing says not really." - James D. Watson, the co-discoverer of the structure of DNA
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"Perhaps he knew, as I did not, that the Ear...

"Perhaps he knew, as I did not, that the Earth was made round so that we would not see too far down the road. " -Karen Blixen, Out of Africa
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"Nearly all the western gurus and publicists who proclaim the new penitenti...

"Nearly all the western gurus and publicists who proclaim the new penitential ecumenism, who profess to be brothers under the skin with the roused, vengeful soul of Asia or Africa, are living a rhetorical lie" - George Steiner, 1971
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"When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we ...

"When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said "Let us pray." We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land." - Desmond Tutu
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Aug 20
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"When there is no enemy wi...

"When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you." -African proverb
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