Old African Sayings


Another of his sayings was, that education was the best viaticum of old age. Diogenes Laertius

If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves. We should, therefore, protest openly everything ... that smacks of discrimination or slander. Mary Mcleod Bethune

If we do with Latinos what we did with African-Americans, Republicans and conservatives will be doomed. Karl Rove

Old Madame du Deffand and her friends talked for fifty years without stopping. And of it all, what remains? Perhaps three witty sayings. So that we are at liberty to suppose either that nothing was said, or that nothing witty was said, or that the fraction of three witty sayings lasted eighteen thousand two hundred and fifty nights, which does not leave a liberal allowance of wit for any one of them. Virginia Woolf

I will open my mouth in a parable I will utter dark sayings of old. Things that we have heard and known, that our fathers told us. We will not hide them from their children, but tell it to the coming generations. Bible

A legend is an old man with a cane... Miles Davis

New Jersey for me is so alive with history. It's old, dynamic, African-American, Latino. Junot Diaz

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing. Duke Ellington

Age isn't how old you are but how old you feel. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Old people, with other old people, are not so old. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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. we need to go far, quickly Al Gore

I started to study the flute in 1951. The flute has been utilized by African-American musicians as far back as the early Twenties. If you take a look at some of the old pictures of Chick Webb, then you will see the flute right there on the bandstand among the woodwinds. Yusef Lateef

The common root, of course, comes out of Africa. That's the pulse.The African pulse. It's all the way back from... the old slave chants and up through the blues, the jazz, and up through rock. And it's all got the African pulse. Duke Ellington

This feeling African-Americans have, this skepticism towards the police and the skepticism that the police show towards African-Americans is actually quite old. And it may be one of the most durable aspects of the relationship between black people and their country really in our history. Ta-Nehisi Coates

I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines; and, I believe, Dorothy, you'll own I have been pretty fond of an old wife. Oliver Goldsmith

The old woman was the kind who would not cut down a large old tree because it was a large old tree. Flannery O'Connor

African music, though very old, is always being rediscovered in the West. Miriam Makeba

If you survive long enough, you're revered-rather like an old building. Katharine Hepburn

The good news is that the American people, not just the African-American community are saying enough is enough. You can`t hold people in custody and suddenly find out that they are dead. You can`t shoot people in the back. Bernie Sanders

The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been. Madeleine L'Engle



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