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African love quotes and proverbs "lovely quotations"

Across the diverse lands and cultures of Africa lies a rich heritage of wisdom and humor surrounding love, relationships and romance. These timeless proverbs, sayings and quotes offer profound yet playful insights into the universal themes of attraction, commitment, patience and what truly nourishes a loving bond. Let's explore this collection of thought-provoking African love quotes and uncover lessons as old as the continent itself.


37 African Love Quoes That Will Make You Think Or Laugh


01. A letter from the heart can be read on the face. Kenya



02. Coffee and love taste best when hot. Ethiopian proverb TWEET THIS



03. Do not treat your loved one like a swinging door: you are fond of it but you push it back and forth. Madagascar



04. Don’t be so in love that you can’t tell when it’s raining. Madagascar TWEET THIS



05. Don’t try to make someone hate the person he loves. For he will go on loving but he will hate you. Senegal



06. Even as the archer loves the arrow that flies, so too he loves the bow that remains constant in his hands. Nigeria



07. He who loves, love you with your dirt. Uganda



08. He who loves the vase loves also what is inside. African proverb TWEET THIS



09. If a woman doesn’t love you, she calls you “brother.” Côte d’Ivoire



10. If anyone makes you laugh, it is not always because they love you. Kenya



11. If love is a sickness, patience is the remedy. Cameroon



12. If the full moon loves you, why worry about the stars? Tunisia TWEET THIS



13. If you are ugly you must either learn to dance or make love. Zimbabwean Proverb



14. If you marry a monkey for its wealth, the money goes and the monkey remains. Egypt TWEET THIS



15. It’s much easier to fall in love than to stay in love. African proverb



16. Let your love be like the misty rain, coming softly but flooding the river. Liberia



17. Love doesn’t listen to rumors. Ghana



18. Love doesn’t rely on physical features. Lesotho



19. Love for something makes a man blind and deaf. Sudan



20. Love has to be shown by deeds not words. Swahili proverb



21. Love is a despot who spares no one. Namibia



22. Love is a painkiller. African unknown origin



23. Love, like rain, does not choose the grass on which it falls. South Africa



24. Love never gets lost it’s only kept. African proverb TWEET THIS



25. Marriage is like a groundnut; you have to crack it to see what is inside. Ghanaian proverb



26. Never marry a woman who has bigger feet than you. Mozambique proverb TWEET THIS



27. One thread for the needle, one love for the heart. Sudanese proverb



28. Truth should be in love and love in truth - Swahili



29. One who marries for love alone will have bad days but good nights. Egypt



30. Pretend you are dead and you will see who really loves you. African proverb



31. The quarrel of lovers is the renewal of love. Morocco


32. To love someone who does not love you is like shaking a tree to make the dew drops fall. Congo



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



34. When one is in love, a cliff becomes a meadow. Ethiopia TWEET THIS



35. Where there is love, there is no darkness. Burundi TWEET THIS



36. You know who you love but you can’t know who loves you. Nigeria


Whether voicing candid truths, imparting gentle guidance or finding lightness in life's intricacies, these African love quotes remind us that longing and devotion come in many forms. At their heart lies a vision of love embracing all people with equal care, free from conditions on appearance, status or any other surface feature.

May we uphold this ideal of acceptance for all those we encounter, and nurture closeness through compassionate words matched by caring actions. In times of longing or togetherness, may these quotes from diverse cultures across Africa continue inspiring us to cherish each moment, each connection, with renewed warmth, wisdom and wonder.


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