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Ibrahim Babangida Quotes and Sayings

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Our approach to economic development must be modern,
focused and in tune with the global trend.
- Ibrahim Babangida

Democracy opens new vistas and opportunities.
We should use the opportunities it offers to correct
past mistakes not to blunder anew.
- Ibrahim Babangida

The work of Nigeria is not complete for as long as
there is any one Nigerian who goes to bed on empty stomach.
- Ibrahim Babangida

We have established a new basis in our country in which
economic liberalization would continue to flourish
alongside democratic forces and deregulated power structure.
- Ibrahim Babangida

 

I believe that historians and analysts of historical
events need the authority of facts supplied by living witnesses to the events,
which they make their subject.
- Ibrahim Babangida

Most importantly, nothing has happened to change my
conviction that freedom and the love of liberty remain
the essential defining attributes of our national character as a people.
- Ibrahim Babangida

The return of democracy in our land has indeed thrown
the problems of development into bolder relief.
- Ibrahim Babangida

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A society that does not correctly interpret and appreciate
its past cannot understand its present fortunes and
adversities and can be caught unawares in a fast changing world.
- Ibrahim Babangida

If you ask me to summarise our mission,
I would put it this way: We were a military regime
that sought to lay the foundations for freedom and
liberty in a complex society.
- Ibrahim Babangida

Informed by our sad experience of history,
we require nothing short of a foundation for lasting democracy.
- Ibrahim Babangida

It is only through books that we partake of the great
harvest that is human civilization across the ages.
- Ibrahim Babangida

Debate and divergence of views can only enrich our history and culture.
- Ibrahim Babangida

Even now, we make no apologies for the choice we made.
The sacrifices we made were selfless.
The options we offered were patriotic while the paths
we chose were well thought out.
- Ibrahim Babangida

The history of our country is not the history of any
other country in the world which is either practicing
advanced democracy or struggling to lay the foundation for democracy.
- Ibrahim Babangida

But no nation can base its survival and development
on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters
away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement.
- Ibrahim Babangida

It is of course the nature of historical contraction
that the shortest distance to a historical destination
is never a straight line.
- Ibrahim Babangida

The reason is that till date, in spite of advances
in information technology and strategies of information,
the written word in the form of books still remains
one of humanity's most enduring legacies.
- Ibrahim Babangida

Our choice of a reform framework dictated that we looked
at the fundamental assumptions that had driven Nigeria's economy,
society and policy hitherto and to seek ways of either
abandoning or transcending those assumptions and their supporting institutions.
- Ibrahim Babangida

Each one of us, and, indeed, all those who aspire to
national leadership must bring their own visions,
views and styles to the business of reforming Nigeria,
and the search for solutions.
- Ibrahim Babangida

The challenge as we saw in the Nigerian project was
to restructure the economy decisively in the direction
of a modern free market as an appropriate environment
for cultivation of freedom and democracy and the natural
emergence of a new social order.
- Ibrahim Babangida

There is also work to do in the evolution of a stable family life and values,
and in ensuring that the Nigerian family is built on
core values that will form the bedrock of the future society.
We must showcase the ideals of family life and be models of family values.
- Ibrahim Babangida

The average Nigerian person has come to reconcile himself
with the fact that his or her social progress remain
essentially in his or her hands in collaboration with
other fellow Nigerians and not merely relying on what
government alone could provide for him or her.
- Ibrahim Babangida

With each new book, the march of our national history takes a step forward.
When one is present at a book launch,
one is bearing witness to the birth of a new body of ideas,
to the coming into being of another testimony of history.
- Ibrahim Babangida

For as long as our people are held hostage by controllable socio-economic forces,
we cannot afford to be indifferent to the ravages of
poverty in all its dimensions and ramifications.
- Ibrahim Babangida

To meet the expectations of the majority of our people,
and to open up new vistas of economic opportunity so
that the aspirations of Nigerians can stand a fair
chance of being fulfilled in a lifetime,
there must be a truly committed leadership in a democratic Nigeria.
- Ibrahim Babangida

At the same, we need to remain sensitive to the reality
that we are still an African society in which the majority
of the people and communities live under severe deprivations
and afflictions that are no fault of theirs.
- Ibrahim Babangida

There are no doubts that, the situation in the country today,
indicates that there is much more work to do in the
process of reforming the political economy and improving
the quality of life of our people and communities.
- Ibrahim Babangida

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being part of the natural world reminds me
that innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

Once we accept our limits, we can go beyond them.
- Albert Einstein

At all times and under all circumstances,
we have the power to transform the quality of our lives.
- Werner Erhard

We are powerless to redesign the world,
but we have infinite power to create our appreciation of it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We see Life through the fun-house mirrors of our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not the magnitude of our actions
but the amount of love
that is put into them that matters.
- Mother Teresa

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

Most everything in life is about our
point-of-view rather than any absolute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Music takes us out of the actual
and whispers to us dim secrets
that startle our wonder as to who we are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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