Facts about Chinua Achebe

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Summary

Chinua Achebe is a famous Writer from Nigeria, he/she is 87 years old and still alive, born November 16, 1930.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 13 quotes who is written / told by Chinua.

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Famous quotes by Chinua Achebe (13)


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"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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"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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"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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"A man who makes trouble for others is also making trouble for himself"
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"People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories"
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"One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised"
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"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"
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"The only thing we have learnt from experience is that we learn nothing from experience"
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"The damage done in one year can sometimes take ten or twenty years to repair"
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"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"
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"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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"Nigera is what it is because its leaders are not what they should be"
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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"


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