50 African LOVE proverbs you need to know!

Nov 16 '17 | By Kemet1luv
50 African LOVE proverbs you need to know!

We may find love in many places, but sometimes we find it in Africa. Welcome to a place where we can talk. In this digital era we find ourselves in today love is often marginalized to the mundane 'meme' or 'emoji', often rendering itself to us in an occasional text. In an effort to reflect on the meaning of love in all of its many facets lets examine 50 'Love Proverbs' from our motherland that strengthens our desire, passion, and will to love... Enjoy!

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

2. Coffee and love taste best when hot. Ethiopia

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

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

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

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

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

8. He who loves the vase loves also what is inside. Africa

9. 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

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

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

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

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

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

22. Love is a painkiller. Africa

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

24. Love never gets lost it’s only kept. Africa

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

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

27. One thread for the needle, one love for the heart. Sudan

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. Africa

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. Africa

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

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

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

37. The loving heart always helps. Uganda

38. To be smiled at isn't to be loved. Kenya

39. The way you got married isn't the way you'll get divorced. Africa

40. A bird can be guarded, a wife can't. Africa

41. A man without a wife is like a vase without flowers. Africa

42. A man that does not lie shall never marry. Zimbabwe

43. One who plants grapes by the road side, and one who marries a pretty woman, share the same problem. Ethiopia

44. If there were no cold Friday evenings and boring Saturdays, no one would get married any more. Morocco

45. A married couple is neither enemies nor friends. Somalia

46. Wood already touched by fire isn't hard to set alight. Africa

47. Where there is love there is no darkness. Burundi

48. It is better to be loved than feared. Sierra Leone

49. Love is like a baby: it needs to be treated tenderly. Congo

50. If there is cause to hate someone, the cause to love has just begun. Africa 



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