Obafemi Awolowo Quotes
Brief author info: Obafemi Awolowo (1909-1987) Nigerian politician Leader of the Action Group political party; former premier of the western region of Nigeria; also lawyer and educator.
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Violence never settles anything right: apart from injuring your own soul, it injures the best cause. It lingers on long after the object of hate has disappeared from the scene to plague the lives of those who have employed it against their foes.
There are times when even the greatest tactician in diplomatic cunning is outclassed in his own game. It is then that he discovers that all that he thought he had gained is but loss, and that what is left of national honor and dignity is but the shadow of an illustrious past that is gone forever, or of a potentially great future that will never come.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
I'm the one that has to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together.