African Proverbs are age-long wisdom that has been passed on from Generation to Generation. Although sometimes, it hard to define love, but a closer look at some African Proverbs about love will give you a clear definition and a precise way you should look at love.
These Proverbs are short, sometimes humorous but full of wisdom. In most African countries, proverbs are sacred, a wise man can easily be identified by the number of proverbs he/she knows and can share when the need arises.
African Proverbs about love will teach you the secret about relationship and the ideals of marriage and happiness
These 10 African Proverbs about love will surely inspire your day.
1. Don’t try to make someone hate the person he loves. For he will go on loving but he will hate you. – Senegal
2. To love someone who does not love you is like shaking a tree to make the dew drops fall. – Congo
3. Marriage is like a groundnut: you have to crack them to see what is inside. – Ghana
4. The house of a person we love is never far. – Kenya
5. It’s much easier to fall in love than to stay in love.
6. The buttocks are like a married couple though there is constant friction between them; they will still love and live together.
7. He who marries a beauty marries trouble. – Nigeria
8. Love, like rain, does not choose the grass on which it falls. – South Africa
9. A woman who is not successful in her own marriage has no advice to give to her younger generations. – Nigeria
10. A good wife is easy to find, but suitable in-laws are rare.
11. The quarrel of lovers is the renewal of love. – Morocco
12. A happy man marries the girl he loves, but a happier man loves the girl he marries.
13. The man that won’t marry a woman with other admirers won’t marry a woman at all. – Nigeria
14. The most dangerous thing a man needs is a woman. – Somalia
15. One who marries for love alone will have bad days but good nights. – Egypt
16. Pretend you are dead and you will see who really loves you
17. It’s better to fall from a tree and a break your back than to fall in love and break your heart.
18. A fish and bird may fall in love but the two cannot build a home together
19. Loving someone that does not love you is like loving the rain that falls in the forest.
20. There is no physician who can cure the disease of love.
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The white man killed the African culture through education and languages. Persistently our values were destroyed through books, Radio, Television, cinema, video, music and dance and advertising so that we buy more of their goods and services. There is no more time for the family to be together. No time to eat family food together. No time to visit extended family. No time to pass on that wonderful knowledge. Africa must reinvent itself. We use the same technology to relaunch. Thank you for your initiative. Keep the camp fire burning