Mariama Bâ

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And also, one is a mother in order to understand the inexplicable. One is a mother to lighten the darkness. One is a mother to shield when lightning streaks the night, when thunder shakes the earth, when mud bogs one down. One is a mother in order to love without beginning or end.
- Mariama Bâ
Collection: Mom
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The flavour of life is love. The salt of life is also love.
- Mariama Bâ
Collection: Salt
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A nervous breakdown waits around the corner for anyone who lets himself wallow in bitterness. Little by little, it takes over your whole being.
- Mariama Bâ
Collection: Waiting
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Friendship has splendors that love knows not. It grows stronger when crossed, whereas obstacles kill love. Friendship resists time, which wearies and severs couples. It has heights unknown to love.
- Mariama Bâ
Collection: Couple
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A woman must marry the man who loves her but never the one she loves; that is the secret of lasting happiness.
- Mariama Bâ
Collection: Love
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I remain persuaded of the inevitable and necessary complementarity of man and woman. Love, imperfect as it may be in its content and expression, remains the natural link between these two beings. To love one another! If only each partner could move sincerely towards the other! If each could only melt into the other! If each would only accept the other's qualities instead of listing his faults! If each could only correct bad habits without harping on about them!
- Mariama Bâ
Collection: Moving