African Proverbs About Women


If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it. Sojourner Truth

I write about African women, that's really my topic. I have no shame or qualm in it because it's a very underrepresented topic, which is part of the reason I started to write. Danai Gurira

As you become more clear about who... Oprah Winfrey

We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society. Angela Davis

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito. Dalai Lama

Culturally, it is commonplace for African women to work. Richard Attias

People identify with me - everyone does - African American women, Caucasian women, they all identify with me because I'm ethnic. Janice Dickinson

There is 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 are facing and how we have to work to solve it. Al Gore

The potential significance of Black feminist thought goes far beyond demonstrating that African-American women can be theorists. Like Black feminist practice, which it reflects and which it seeks to foster, Black feminist thought can create a collective identity among African-American women about the dimensions of a Black women's standpoint. Through the process of rearticulating, Black feminist thought can offer African-American women a different view of ourselves and our worlds Patricia Hill Collins

I really don't think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don't mind the failure but I can't imagine that I'd forgive myself if I didn't try. Nikki Giovanni

Like a lot of Black women, I have always had to invent the power my freedom requires ... June Jordan

The African race is a rubber ball. The harder you dash it to the ground, the higher it will rise. Proverbs

The African race is an india-rubber ball: the harder you dash it to the ground, the higher it will rise. Proverbs

I think the bottom of the totem pole is African-American women, or women of colour. I think they get the least opportunities in Hollywood. Denzel Washington

Mostly I'm proud to be an African-American woman, but I'm glad I have a universal look as well. Chanel Iman

I am not tragically colored. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes. I do not mind at all. Zora Neale Hurston

I do not weep at the world I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife. Zora Neale Hurston

The fox has a hundred proverbs; ninety-nine are about poultry. Proverbs

A man who pays respect to the great paves the way for his own greatness Chinua Achebe

It is not work that kills, but "worry." Dinah Maria Murlock Craik



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