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.
You have to live your life according to what comforts you, not what the rest of your family thinks you ought to be doing.
Just going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.
You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.
You cannot wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.