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.
Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.