Chinua Achebe Quotes

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A functioning, robust democracy requires a healthy educated, participatory followership, and an educated, morally grounded leadership. -Chinua Achebe
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When a tradition gathers enough strength to go on for centuries, you don't just turn it off one day. -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
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The only thing we have learnt from experience is that we learn nothing from experience. -Chinua Achebe
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People say that if you find water rising up to your ankle, that's the time to do something about it, not when it's around your neck. -Chinua Achebe
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Beware Okonkwo!
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I think back to the old people I knew when I was growing up, and they always seemed larger than life. -Chinua Achebe
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If I write novels in a country in which most citizens are illiterate, who then is my community? -Chinua Achebe
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A goat does not eat into a hen's stomach no matter how friendly the two may be. -Chinua Achebe
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Presidents do not go off on leave without telling the country. -Chinua Achebe
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Dancing is very important nowadays. No girl will look at you if you can't dance. -Chinua Achebe
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Among the Igbo the art of conversation is regarded very highly, and proverbs are the palm-oil with which words are eaten. -Chinua Achebe
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While we do our good works let us not forget that the real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary. -Chinua Achebe
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When the moon is shining the cripple becomes hungry for a walk -Chinua Achebe
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Every generation must recognize and embrace the task it is peculiarly designed by history and by providence to perform. -Chinua Achebe
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When mother-cow is chewing grass its young ones watch its mouth -Chinua Achebe
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Age was respected among his people, but achievement was revered. As the elders said, if a child washed his hands he could eat with kings. -Chinua Achebe
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A man who pays respect to the great paves the way for his own greatness -Chinua Achebe
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It always surprised him when he thought of it later that he did not sink under the load of despair. -Chinua Achebe
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Charity... is the opium of the privileged. -Chinua Achebe
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As our fathers said, you can tell a ripe corn by its look. -Chinua Achebe
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