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 always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together.
Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we are born.
A woman we love rarely satisfies all our needs, and we deceive her with a woman whom we do not love.