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When suffering knocks at your door and you say there is no seat for him, he tells you not to read more

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.

by Chinua Achebe Found in: Miscellaneous Quotes,
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The only thing we have learnt from experience is that we learn nothing from experience.

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

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Okonwko was well known throughout the nine villages and even
beyond. His fame rested on solid personal achievements.

Okonwko was well known throughout the nine villages and even
beyond. His fame rested on solid personal achievements.

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No man can deny that Chief the Honourable M.A. Nanga, M.P. was
the most approachable politician in the country.

No man can deny that Chief the Honourable M.A. Nanga, M.P. was
the most approachable politician in the country.

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They have not always elected the best leaders, particularly after a long period in which they have not used this read more

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.

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

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

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Stories serve the purpose of consolidating whatever gains people or their leaders have made or imagine they have made in read more

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.

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When old people speak it is not because of the sweetness of words in our mouths; it is because we read more

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.

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

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

by Chinua Achebe Found in: Trouble Quotes,
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The whole idea of a stereotype is to simplify. Instead of going through the problem of all this great diversity read more

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.

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