Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Corrie Ten Boom
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
James A. Baldwin
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
Quotes by Nigerian authors
"The higher the artist, the fewer the gestures. The fewer the tools, the greater the imagination. The greater the will, the greater the secret failure"
"The magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing"
"Don't despair too much if you see beautiful things destroyed, if you see them perish. Because the best things are always growing in secret"
"We are distressed by the unilateral actions of those provinces that are clearly determined to redefine what our common faith was once"
"It is wrong to use equal language for unequal actions"
"We are insisting and we will continue to insist that this faith of the church must continue to be upheld come rain, come fire. That is our position"
"We will not, on the altar of money, mortgage our conscience, mortgage our faith, mortgage our salvation"
"We have been filled with grief as we have witnessed the decline of the North American Church that was once filled with missionary zeal and yet now seems determined to bury itself in a deadly embrace with the spirit of the age"
"The Bible says that two cannot walk together unless they are agreed"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"The work of Nigeria is not complete for as long as there is any one Nigerian who goes to bed on empty stomach"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"Debate and divergence of views can only enrich our history and culture"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"It is of course the nature of historical contraction that the shortest distance to a historical destination is never a straight line"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"The return of democracy in our land has indeed thrown the problems of development into bolder relief"
"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"
"It is only through books that we partake of the great harvest that is human civilization across the ages"
"Informed by our sad experience of history, we require nothing short of a foundation for lasting democracy"