Do not despair. I know you will not despair. You have a manly and a proud heart. A proud heart can survive a general failure because such a failure does not prick its pride. It is more difficult and more bitter when a man fails alone.
("Things Fall Apart")
More Quotes from Chinua Achebe: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.
The only thing we have learnt from experience is that we learn nothing from experience.
When the moon is shining the cripple becomes hungry for a walk
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.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
Art is man's constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him.
Readers Who Like This Quotation Also Like:Based on Topics: Failure Quotes, Pride Quotes
Of all nature's gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children?
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent.
It is well for us that we are born babies in intellect. Could we understand half what mothers say and do to their infants, we should be filled with a conceit of our own importance, which would render us insupportable through life.