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One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt ...
by Chinua Achebe

One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
- Chinua Achebe

Stories serve the purpose of consolidating whatever
gains people or their leaders have made or imagine
they have made in their existing journey thorough the world.
- Chinua Achebe

The only thing we have learnt from experience is that
we learn nothing from experience.
- Chinua Achebe

Democracy is not something you put away for ten years,
and then in the 11th year you wake up and start practicing again.
We have to begin to learn to rule ourselves again.
- Chinua Achebe

 

People create stories create people;
or rather stories create people create stories.
- Chinua Achebe

Nigera is what it is because its leaders are not what they should be.
- Chinua Achebe

A man who makes trouble for others is also making trouble for himself.
- Chinua Achebe

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Art is man's constant effort to create for himself
a different order of reality from that which is given to him.
- Chinua Achebe

They have not always elected the best leaders,
particularly after a long period in which they have
not used this facility of free election.
You tend to lose the habit.
- Chinua Achebe

When suffering knocks at your door and you say there is no seat for him,
he tells you not to worry because he has brought his own stool.
- Chinua Achebe

When old people speak it is not because of the sweetness of words in our mouths;
it is because we see something which you do not see.
- Chinua Achebe

The damage done in one year can sometimes take ten
or twenty years to repair.
- Chinua Achebe

The whole idea of a stereotype is to simplify.
Instead of going through the problem of all this great diversity -
that it's this or maybe that -
you have just one large statement; it is this.
- Chinua Achebe

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
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 be as one.
- John Lennon

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- Mother Teresa

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words;
it is expressed in the choices one makes...
and the choices we make
are ultimately our responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Without deep reflection,
one knows from daily life
that one exists for other people.
- Albert Einstein

To live a pure unselfish life,
one must count nothing as one's own
in the midst of abundance.
- The Buddha

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

We are all different - and we are all one.
Take time to understand, and to appreciate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
- Helen Keller

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs.
Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
- John F. Kennedy

If you are patient in one moment of anger,
you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
- Chinese Proverb

One whispered yes becomes the wind song over an ocean of no's.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
- Helen Keller

As long as one keeps searching, the answers come.
- Joan Baez

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

The fox has many tricks.
The hedgehog has but one.
But that is the best of all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
- Albert Einstein

One must know not just how to accept a gift,
but with what grace to share it.
- Maya Angelou

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain


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