Quotes of Africa

“ We believe that some of Adam's characteristics can still be seen in Southern Africa but we need to find out what they are. ”

- H. G. Wells

“ It is important to nurture any new ideas and initiatives which can make a difference for Africa. ”

- Wangari Maathai

“ Representatives of the contesting parties have made a request that they would like to meet in South Africa... to be able to discuss their problems. ”

- Nelson Mandela

“ Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water. ”

- W. C. Fields

“ There is always something new out of Africa. ”

- Pliny the Elder

“ The effect forever on the economic life of Africa is there. ”

- Bob Geldof

“ Mr. Right's coming, but he's in Africa, and he's walking. ”

- Oprah Winfrey

“ Africa Unite: The Singles Collection. ”

- Bob Marley

“ Let's say there are prospects for a new Nigeria, but I don't think we have a new Nigeria yet. ”

- Wole Soyinka

“ Africa is a paradox which illustrates and highlights neo-colonialism. Her earth is rich, yet the products that come from above and below the soil continue to enrich, not Africans predominantly, but groups and individuals who operate to Africas impoverishment. ”

- Kwame Nkrumah

“ For Africa to me… is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place. ”

- Maya Angelou

“ The privilege of a higher education, especially outside Africa, broadened my original horizon and encouraged me to focus on the environment, women and development in order to improve the quality of life of people in my country in particular and in the African region in general. ”

- Wangari Maathai

“ Our foreign policy has made a wreck of this planet,... I'm always in Africa... And when I go to these places I see American policy written on the walls of oppression everywhere. ”

- Harry Belafonte

“ With the exception of the instinct of self-preservation, the propensity for emulation is probably the strongest and most alert and persistent of the economic motives proper. ”

- Thorstein Veblen

“ So geographers, in Africa maps, With savage pictures fill their gaps, And o'er uninhabitable downs Place elephants for want of towns. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ Old Hollywood is just like a desert water in Africa. Hang around long enough and every kind of animal in the world will drift in for refreshments. ”

- Will Rogers

“ I'll love you, dear, I'll love you till China and Africa meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the salmon sing in the street. ”

- W. H. Auden

“ I am the hero of Africa. ”

- Idi Amin

“ We will win the battle for Africa, which is in effect a battle for Humanity. ”

- Abdoulaye Wade

“ These things that you see are not sets. It's the real shantytown, the real maternity hospital, the real Africa,... The Mummy. ”

- Rachel Weisz

“ We pledge to speak up whenever or wherever a Jew is in danger, anywhere in the world,... We pledge also to speak up on behalf of all people in danger — in Bosnia, in Rwanda, in Sudan. ”

- Edward Fox

“ We have lost one of Africa's most brilliant and illustrious sons. ”

- Frederick Chiluba

“ The United Nations, and particularly Western governments, have a moral responsibility to help Africa, to help the Congo find peace. ”

- Frederick Chiluba

“ Some of the nicest people I met with in Africa were members of the Nation of Islam. You have to believe that sincere people, that good people, can hold bad beliefs. ”

- Tucker Carlson

“ Mama Africa. ”

- Miriam Makeba

“ The loss only shows how far backwards we have gone in Africa,... But all we can do now is to roll back our sleeves and make changes and look forward to the future. ”

- Clive Barker

“ I have seen the TV reports on the horrendous drought in East Africa and I know how desperate things have become, so I am happy to be able to do something to help. ”

- Keira Knightley

“ Maybe if they had given South Africa a game at that stadium in Arizona, I think it would've been nice for them. It would've been a good experience for them, because they're kind of a young team. ”

- Derek Jeter

“ South Africa has all the tools to compete in the new global village - an eager workforce, ready to take on any challenge. ”

- Tom Peters

“ We have to understand that the world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is more important than the eye. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind. ”

- Jacob Bronowski
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