Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo Poems

"Dear ignorance, I'm disowning you.
Dear knowledge, I'm wooing you.
Dear understanding, I'm seeking you.
Dear wisdom, I'm wedding you.

"Nature is a thought.
Nature is a desire.
Nature is an expression.
Nature is an experience.

"Knowledge is a student, truth is its master;
you are no higher than what you know.
Perception is a student, understanding is its master;
you are no higher than what you grasp.

"Whom you dislike becomes your prison.
Whom you despise becomes your nightmare.
Whom you hate becomes your dungeon.
Whom you loathe becomes your Hell.

"The world would give me no children,
so The Divine One gave me truth;
no friends, so The Divine One gave me discernment;
no family, so The Divine One gave me light;

"The ignorant fuss more than others,
argue more than others,
brawl more than others,
trespass more than others;

"Where there's strength there's courage.
Where there's courage there's hope.
Where there's hope there's faith.
Where there's faith there's power.

"Truth is an honest saint,
ignorance is a helpless scholar,
knowledge is a kind sage.
Understanding is an honest saint,

"Infinity dwells in wisdom's mind,
eternity resides in joy's heart,
divinity rests in love's soul.

"Truth is a stairway to knowledge,
existence is a highway to understanding;
together they are an elevator to experience.


"A seed is happy when it becomes a root,
a root is happy when it becomes a bud,
a bud is happy when it becomes a stem,
and a stem is happy when it becomes a flower.

"Curiosity has feet to wander.
Awareness has hands to carry.
Discovery has wings to rise.

"Anger is strong,
rage is mighty,
wrath is powerful,
but joy is invincible.

"If you try to sell rivers to oceans, they will mock you;
fish to seas, they will belittle you;
rocks to mountains, they will taunt you;
clouds to skies, they will deride you;

"Intelligence is carnal.
Understanding is natural.
Insight is spiritual.
Wisdom is divine.

"Truth is not a science.
Virtue is not a faith.
Love is not a religion.

"See what wisdom sees.
Hear what wisdom hears.
Say what wisdom says.
Do what wisdom does.

"Truth knows the way.
Knowledge sees the way.
Intuition feels the way.
Experience goes all the way.

"If there is no democracy for one,
there is no freedom for everyone;
the land, not just the sky, belongs to everyone.
If there is no equality for one,

"Before order there was chaos.
Before light there was darkness.
Before time there was fate.
Before ignorance there was truth.

Matshona Dhliwayo Biography

Matshona Dhliwayo is a Canadian based Philosopher, Entrepreneur, and author of books such as The Art of Winning, Dinner with King Solomon and Lalibela's Wise Man. He has been featured in prestigious magazines such as Entrepreneur, Inc., and is a regular contributor for The African Leadership Magazine, The CEO Magazine, Health Magazine, The African Union, and other internationally renowned magazines.)

The Best Poem Of Matshona Dhliwayo

Dear Future

"Dear ignorance, I'm disowning you.
Dear knowledge, I'm wooing you.
Dear understanding, I'm seeking you.
Dear wisdom, I'm wedding you.

Dear fear, I'm divorcing you.
Dear courage, I'm courting you.
Dear hope, I'm pursuing you.
Dear love, I'm marrying you.

Dear past, I survived you.
Dear present, I'm ready for you.
Dear future, I'm longing for you.
Dear destiny, I'm coming for you."
― Matshona Dhliwayo

Matshona Dhliwayo Comments

john costill 12 March 2023

I have searched and am unablele to find any printed book by Matrona Dhliwayo, does anyone know why that is?

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Matshona Dhliwayo Quotes

If you wear a mask for too long, there will come a time when you can not remove it without removing your face. ~Matshona Dhliwayo

Don't let the noise of mediocre people drown out the symphonies of your genius. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

A star does not compete with other stars around it; it just shines. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

A flower earns its honor in the dirt. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

If you know who you are, no one can convince you to be who you are not. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Knowledge is silver, but true wisdom is gold. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Dream like a child. Reason like an elder. Play like a youth. Work like an adult. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

A slave is one who sells his soul to save his life. A master is one who gives his life to save his soul. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Don't let others define you or they might pick the worst word in the dictionary. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

The world owes you nothing because the universe has already given you everything. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Thunder roars but does not strike. Lightning strikes but does not roar. Choose to be lightning. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

The distance between two souls is love. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

You are not one in a million, you are one in 7.7 billion. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

No distance can truly separate you from yourself. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Truth does not die because you buried it. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Overcoming what frightens you the most strengthens you the most. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Light has nowhere to hide in the dark. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

The world has one body, the universe has one soul. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Ignorance reveals our humanity, love announces our divinity. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

You are no richer than what you carry in your mind, no stronger than what you hold in your heart, and no purer than what you harbor in your soul. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Truth is the world's best friend; fear is the world's worst enemy. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Love on its worst day conquers hate on its best day. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Don't be afraid of being alone; remember, when the sun rises, it rises with nobody at its side. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Truth is awake, even when its eyes are shut. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

The more you love roses the more you must bear with thorns. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

If stars needed the sky's permission to shine, the universe would be a very dark place. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Don't waste days, for they become weeks. Don't waste weeks, for they become months. Don't waste months, for they become years; and don't waste years, for they become a lifetime. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Seeing what is wrong in the world makes you intelligent, seeing what is wrong in yourself makes you wise. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Don't try to be different, and don't try to be like everyone else: just be yourself. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Never dim your light because others are too afraid to come out of the dark. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

You may be in the same boat as others, but you have the power to sail in a different direction. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

No matter how many times you cut down a resilient tree, it will keep growing. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

The heart is a classroom. The soul is a teacher. The mind is a student. Life is the exam. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Generosity is inverted prosperity. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Be a star in someone's dark sky. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

The universe is all around you, but its greater dimensions are within you. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Be true to yourself. Be true to others. Be true to everyone. Be false to none. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

When all seems to be against you, remember, a ship sometimes has to sail against the current, not with it. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

It is only during a storm that a tree knows how strong it is. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

A scholar's pen is more valuable than a warrior's sword.

You are not distinguished by what you have, but by what you give. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

You can dance through any storm if thunder is music to your ears. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

If you need money to be rich, you will always be poor. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

When you run to that which is not rightfully yours, it flees from you, but when you flee from that which is legitimately yours, it pursues you. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

When life hands you dirt plant seeds. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

A star that helps another shine doesn't have to work twice as hard to light up the sky. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

A star that helps another shine doesn't have to work twice as hard to light up the sky.

A star that helps another shine doesn't have to work twice as hard to light up the sky.

A seed neither fears light nor darkness, but uses both to grow. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Darkness will always be a servant of light. ― Matshona Dhliwayo

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