Love in Africa: A Collection of African Love Quotes

Many women like to claim that the male segment of our population knows nothing about love and romance. African men in particular get a lot of criticism for been un-romantic and incapable of expressing their emotions. From personal experience I would say that this is not true, some of the most romantic men I have dated are African. However, 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 African quotes give us a glimpse into African culture and views on life. They are a part of African history and show us that love and the expression of love are universal. So in defense of my romantic African brothers here are some African love sayings, enjoy them and for all the men out there feel free to use them this Valentines Day to show your beloved just how much you care.

Romantic African Quotes

The best part of happiness lies in the secret heart of a lover. – (African Proverb). This is one of the most romantic love quotes that I have read, it is almost poetic. Here are some more romantic African love quotes that show us love flowers everywhere.

1. Where there is love there is no darkness. -Burundi

2. A woman is a flower in a garden; her husband is the fence around it. – Ghana

3. A letter from the heart can be read on the face. – Swahili

4. Love is like a baby: it needs to be treated tenderly. – Congo DRC

5. Let your love be like the misty rain, coming softly, but flooding the river. – Liberia and Madagascar

6. Love is like rice: transplanted, still it grows. -Madagascar

7. If the full moon loves you, why worry about the stars? -Tunisia

8. Many little things make a man love a woman in a big way. – Ghana

9. One thread for the needle, one love for the heart. – Sudan

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 her beautiful. – Uganda

13. He who loves, loves you with your dirt. -Uganda Proverb

14. Love never gets lost it is only kept. – African Proverb

15. Happiness requires something to do, something to love and something to hope for. – Swahili Saying

Funny African Love Quotes

Coffee and love taste best when hot! – (African proverb). Who said African men are not passionate. I love my coffee hot and steamy and as this funny love quote from Ethiopia shows love is also best served hot. Ethiopia is famous for its coffee, so the next time you sip a steaming cup of coffee think about heating up your love life too. Here are a few more funny love quotes for your enjoyment. Sip slowly.

1. Do not desire a woman with beautiful breasts, if you have no money. – South Africa

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

3. To love the king is not bad, but a king who loves you is better. -Wolof Proverb

4. If you marry a monkey for his wealth, the money goes and the monkey remains as is. – Egypt

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

6. He who does not like chattering women must remain a bachelor. – Congo DRC

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 any more. – Morocco

11. If money were to be found up in the trees, most people would be married to monkeys. – African proverb

12. If a young woman says no to marriage just wait until her breasts sag. -Burundi

African Marriage Quotes

Marriage is like a groundnut; you have to crack it to see what is inside. – (African Quote). Ah marriage that bed of roses that is so often talked about. How can one speak of love without speaking of marriage. It is only fitting that we close off this article with quotes about the bonds (sorry I meant joys) of marriage.

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

2. A home without a woman is like a barn without cattle. – African proverb

3. A happy man marries the girl he loves, but a happier man loves the girl he marries. – African quote

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

5. If you have no relatives, get married. – Egypt

6. A man without a wife is like a vase without flowers. – African Proverb

7. A young wife tends to cook too much at first. – Ethiopia

8. Bread without sauce and a home without a wife are meaningless. – Ethiopia

9. A bird can be guarded, a wife can’t. – Swahili

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

11. A good wife is easy to find, but good in-laws are rare. – Madagascar

12. It is better to be married to an old lady than to remain unmarried. – Uganda

13. The man may be the head of the home but the wife is the heart. – Kenya

14. Marriage is not a tight knot, but a slip knot. – Madagascar

15. The woman who does not covet the possessions of her husband is in love with another man. ~Egypt

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