Dec 122011
 

Love Brewed in Africa: A Collection of African Love Quotes

by Injete Chesoni

As the dreaded Valentines Day approaches many men will be under pressure to find the best way to express their love. Throughout the ages men have been criticized for been un-romantic and incapable of expressing their emotions. However, we need to ask ourselves what is romance really? I like to define it as the expression of love. In this article I define romance through the use of some of my favorite African love quotes. These quotes give us a glimpse into African culture and show us that love and the expression of love are universal. For all the suffering un-romantic men out there feel free to use these African quotes to express your love.

Romantic African Quotes

Let your love be like the misty rain, coming softly, but flooding the river. – (African Proverb).This is one my favorite romantic quotes I love its use of poetic language. It is sure to impress the ladies and perhaps even make them shed a tear. Here are some more romantic quotes that show us love flowers everywhere.

1. The best part of happiness lies in the secret heart of a lover.- African proverb
2. Where there is love there is no darkness. -Burundi
3. A woman is a flower in a garden; her husband is the fence around it. – Ghana
4. A letter from the heart can be read on the face. – Swahili
5. Many little things make a man love a woman in a big way. – Ghana
6. One thread for the needle, one love for the heart. – Sudan
7. Love is like a baby: it needs to be treated tenderly. – Congo DRC
8. Love is like rice: transplanted, still it grows. -Madagascar
9. If the full moon loves you, why worry about the stars? -Tunisia
10. The house of a person we love is never far. – Kenya
11. He who loves the vase loves also what is inside. – African Proverb
12. The one who loves an unsightly person is the one who makes them beautiful. – Uganda
13. He who loves, loves you with your dirt. -Uganda
14. Happiness requires something to do, something to love and something to hope for. – Swahili Saying
15. Love never gets lost it is only kept. – African Proverb

Funny African Love Quotes

If you are ugly you must either learn to dance or make love. – (African Proverb).Love can be painful but it can also be quite funny. As these funny love quotes show there is a lot to laugh at in love and marriage.

1. If you marry a monkey for his wealth, the money goes and the monkey remains as is. – Egypt
2. Never marry a woman who has bigger feet than you. – Mozambique
3. Do not desire a woman with beautiful breasts, if you have no money. – South Africa
4. To love the king is not bad, but a king who loves you is better. -Wolof Proverb
5. He who does not like chattering women must remain a bachelor. – Congo DRC
6. Coffee and love taste best when hot! – Ethiopian Proverb
7. Pretend you are dead and you will see who really loves you. -African Proverb
8. The buttocks are like a married couple though there is constant friction between them; they will still love and live together. – African Proverb
9. It is Mr. Old-Man-Monkey who marries Mrs. Old-Woman-Monkey. – Ghana
10. If there were no cold Friday evenings and boring Saturdays, no one would get married anymore. – Morocco
11. If a young woman says no to marriage just wait until her breasts sag. -Burundi
12. If money were to be found up in the trees, most people would be married to monkeys. – African proverb

African Marriage Quotes

One who marries for love alone will have bad days but good nights. – (African Quote). How can one speak of love without speaking of marriage. It is only fitting that we close off this article with quotes about the joys (some would say bonds)of marriage.

1. Marriage is like a groundnut; you have to crack it to see what is inside. – Ghana
2. A happy man marries the girl he loves, but a happier man loves the girl he marries. – African Proverb
3. One who plants grapes by the road side, and one who marries a pretty woman, share the same problem. – Ethiopia
4. A good wife is easy to find, but good in-laws are rare. – Madagascar
5. It is better to be married to an old lady than to remain unmarried. – Uganda
6. If you have no relatives, get married. – Egypt
7. A man without a wife is like a vase without flowers. – African Proverb
8. A young wife tends to cook too much at first. – Ethiopia
9. Bread without sauce and a home without a wife are meaningless. – Ethiopia
10. A bird can be guarded, a wife can’t. – Swahili
11. A home without a woman is like a barn without cattle. – African proverb
12. Marriage is not a tight knot, but a slip knot. – Madagascar
13. The woman who does not covet the possessions of her husband is in love with another man. – Egypt
14. The man may be the head of the home but the wife is the heart. – Kenya

These are just some of my favorite African love quotes. I have a collection of African proverbs on a variety of topics. You can read more of my African quotes here.

Injete Chesoni is an incurable romantic, artist, poet and writer who enjoys writing about various topics. Visit her blog to view her unique artwork and to read her poetry and stories. You can buy art gifts and cards featuring her artwork at her online store.