A man who pays respect to the great paves the way for his own greatness— Chinua Achebe
Helpful African Proverbs quotations
Be not afraid of going slowly, Be afraid of standing still.
Faced with what seems like an impossible task, a group of folks will do well to remember the African proverb: When spider webs unite they can tie up a lion.
There's an African proverb: 'When death finds you, may it find you alive.
' Alive means living your own damned life, not the life that your parents wanted, or the life some cultural group or political party wanted, but the life that your own soul wants to live.
Own who you are.
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
Believe that you can make a difference;
in fact, you do with every single choice you make. Your money is your power and each time you spend it, it's a vote for something, so make it count. I personally live and work by this African Proverb - If you think you're too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a room with a mosquito.
You must act as if it's impossible to fail.
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.
I often quote an African proverb that says: "The world is not ours, the earth is not ours, It's a treasure we hold in trust for future generations." And I often hope we will be worthy of that trust.
I have always been fond of the West African proverb: Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
If you don't stand for something, you stand for nothing.
Words are free. It's how you use them, that may cost you.
Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it.
It is not work that kills, but "worry."
There's an old African proverb that says "If you want to go quickly, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together." We have to go far - quickly. And that means we have to quickly find a way to change the world's consciousness about exactly what we're facing, and why we have to work to solve it.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
No one tests the depth of a river with both feet.
You know there's an old african proverb that i made up: "If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."