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    Africans must change their mind and actions. The keys to building your continent depends on your will-power, persistent effort and action towards self liberation.

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    African virtues are not framed by unsubstantiated perceptions, but by the fundamental principles defined by each nations blueprint that signifies what the nation rightfully stands for.

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    All of this could fall flat, feel too much like a caricature of a Sicilian trattoria, if the food itself weren't so damn good: arancini, saffron-scented rice fried into crunchy, greaseless golf balls; polpette di pesce spada, swordfish meatballs with a taste so deep and savory they might as well be made of dry-aged beef; and a superlative version of caponata di melanzane, that ubiquitous Sicilian starter of eggplant, capers, and various other vegetation, stewed into a sweet and savory jam that you will want to smear on everything. Everything around you screams Italy, but those flavors on the end of the fork? The sweet-and-sour tandem, the stain of saffron, the grains of rice: pure Africa. The pasta: even better. Chewy noodles tinted jet black with squid ink and tossed with sautéed rings and crispy legs of calamari- a sort of nose-to-tail homage to the island's cherished cephalopod. And Palermo's most famous dish, pasta con le sarde, a bulge of thick spaghetti strewn with wild fennel, capers, raisins, and, most critically, a half dozen plump sardines slow cooked until they melt into a briny ocean ragù. Sweet, salty, fatty, funky- Palermo in a single bite.

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    An African who loses the ability to die with dignity is a lost man.

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    A premature death does not only rob one of the countless instances where one would have experienced pleasure, it also saves one from the innumerable instances where one would have experienced pain.

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    As an unavoidable result of the inevitable loss of some physical and/or some mental abilities, many a man who has been alive for many years has become a boy again.

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    A seemingly simple task like taking a bath or wearing a condom feels like multitasking to someone who suffers from hemiplegia or has only one hand.

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    Africa PRODUCES what it does NOT CONSUME and CONSUMES what it does NOT PRODUCE.

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    As we all know, as if forever exploiting or attempting to exploit each other were not enough, a group of sane human beings who have just reached the end of a war against a common enemy of theirs will sooner or later start or continue killing and/or fighting against each other.

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    As Zhao ducked, he sneaked a blow aimed at Homwe’s stomach. Homwe groaned in surprise and confusion – shocked at his opponent’s speed and strength. He quickly drew a handgun from under his jacket and hit Xi Zhao on the head, drawing blood from his skull.

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    and the moment the African thought of a break through was the last opportunity placed on the tables by the white.

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    A WOMAN WITHOUT A BRAIN IS LIKE A GUN WITHOUT A BULLET... JUST A TOY.

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    Ayikho into ehlekisayo , Ngomuntu ohluphekayo.

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    Because Nature is an artist, you too can paint your best portrait. Because Nature is a physicist, you too can originate your best equation. Because Nature is a biologist, you too can cure your best patient. Because Nature is a chemist, you too can mix your best potion. Because Nature is a geologist, you too can dig your best mine. Because Nature is an environmentalist, you too can mind your best wildlife. Because Nature is a scientist, you too can make your best discovery. Because Nature is a preacher, you too can write your best sermon. Because Nature is an author, you too can pen your best novel. Because Nature is a thinker, you too can conceive your best thoughts. Because Nature is a warrior, you too can win your best battles. Because Nature is a teacher, you too can empower your best student. Because Nature is an investor, you too can finance your best project. Because Nature is a banker, you too can earn your best interest. Because Nature is a healer, you too can develop your best medicine. Because Nature is an engineer, you too can design your best structure.

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    Being rich or famous is the only profound thing that some people have ever said.

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    Be persistent, be persistent, they say. But please, do not mistake being a pest for being persistent.

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    Black(people) hold onto their God just as the drunken man holds on to the street lamp post—for physical support only.

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    Body is man. Mind is world. Heart is Heaven. Soul is god. Frailty is man. Awareness is world. Freedom is Heaven. Love is god. Thought is man. Consciousness is world. Fate is Heaven. Eternity is god.

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    As Nigerians say, Don't drink Panadol for another person's headache. Drink water and mind your business.

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    Before you waste paper, remember, Mother Nature had to shed tears for the trees we cut down. Before you waste clothes, remember, Mother Nature had to shed tears for the animals we killed. Before you waste food, remember, Mother Nature had to shed tears for the land we polluted. Before you waste water, remember, Mother Nature had to shed tears for the rivers we exhausted. Before you misspend time, remember, Mother Nature had to shed tears for the years you misused. Before you misspend money, remember, Mother Nature had to shed tears for the riches you mishandled. Before you misspend talent, remember, Mother Nature had to shed tears for the genius you despised. Before you misspend life, remember, Mother Nature had to shed tears for the breaths you squandered. Before you harm mankind, remember, Mother Nature had to shed tears for the people you abused. Before you harm the world, remember, Mother Nature had to shed tears for the Earth you destroyed. Before you harm the sky, remember, Mother Nature had to shed tears for the air you polluted. Before you harm the universe, remember, Mother Nature had to shed tears for the breaths you squandered.

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    Boredom is probably more frequent and more tormenting if you do not have sight or hands.

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    Chances are that there are white people who brag about being the first to move out of a suburb that has been intruded by blacks.

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    Call up the ever-pure, the effulgent and the ever-radiant character of true humanism in yourself and in others, and no racism shall have the power to thrive in such society even for a few seconds.

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    Don't settle… The worst thing will be to find the man or woman that truly deserves you after you've married one who doesn't.

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    Dream a lot. Dare lot. Do a lot. Deliver a lot. Learn a lot. Laugh a lot. Love a lot. Live a lot.

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    early modern Christianity is often portrayed as an essentially European religion. This is regrettable because classic Christianity has its pre-European roots in cultures that are far distant from Europe and that preceded the development of early modern European identity, and some of its some of its greatest minds have been African.

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    Eden was the first university. God was the first professor. Adam was the first graduate. Freewill was the first university. Temptation was the first professor. Eve was the first graduate. The mind was the first university. The heart was the first professor. The soul was the first graduate. The world was the first university. Nature was the first professor. Mankind was the first graduate. Homes were the first universities. Mothers were the first professors. Obedient children were the first graduates. Life was the first university. Reality was the first professor. People were the first graduates.

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    Chance is what is, fate is what was, and destiny is what will be. The present is what is, the past is what was, and the future is what will be. Reality is what is, experience is what was, and discovery is what will be. The action is what is, the intention is what was, and the outcome is what will be. Nature is what is, oblivion is what was, and eternity is what will be. Awareness is what is, perfection is what was, and paradise is what will be. The world is what is, the beginning is what was, and the end is what will be. The Creator is what is, the Creator is what was, and the Creator is what will be.

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    Christopher's heart bled that night and he could not sleep. Deborah who used to call him numerous times in a day and send countless messages was now not answering his calls. And she never called him.

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    Don't you think our society is designed to kill in that way? Of course, you've surely heard about those tiny fish in the rivers of Brazil which attack the swimmer by the thousands, eat him up in a few moments in quick little mouthfuls and leave only a perfectly clean skeleton behind? So, that's the way they're constituted. 'Do you want a clean life, like everyone else?' Of course the answer is yes. How could you not? 'Fine. We'll clean you up. Here's a job, here's a family, here's some organized leisure.' And the little teeth bite into the flesh, right down to the bone. But i'm being unfair. I shouldn't have said, 'the way they're constituted', because after all, it's our way, too: it's a case of who strips whom.

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    For a sane person to sincerely be happy that someone has succeeded, they have to either be profiting or likely to profit from that person’s success, or be that person.

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    Givers are worth more than takers. Earners are worth more than beggars. Sharers are worth more than hoarders. Lovers are worth more than haters. Builders are worth more than destroyers. Creators are worth more than imitators. Leaders are worth more than followers. Learners are worth more than teachers. Doers are worth more than talkers. Dreamers are worth more than doubters. Winners are worth more than losers. Encouragers are worth more than detractors. Defenders are worth more than aggressors. Liberators are worth more than jailers. Soldiers are worth more than murderers. Angels are worth more than monsters. Protectors are worth more than attackers. Originators are worth more than copiers. Achievers are worth more than quitters. Victors are worth more than failures. Conquerors are worth more than warriors. Contenders are worth more than spectators. Producers are worth more than users. Motivators are worth more than discouragers. Masters are worth more than amateurs. Intercessors are worth more than accusers. Emancipators are worth more than backstabbers. Sympathizers are worth more than provokers. Healers are worth more than killers. Peacemakers are worth more than instigators. Deliverers are worth more than collaborators. Saviors are worth more than invaders. Believers are worth more than sinners.

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    Everybody in a village had a role to play in bringing up a child—and cherishing it—and in return that child would in due course feel responsible for everybody in that village. That is what makes life in society possible. We must love one another and help one another in our daily lives. That was the traditional African way and there was no substitute for it. None.

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    Greed is a contagious mental illness without which civilization as we know it would not have been possible.

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    From the darkness we become stars, we behold the misery and mystery from the worlds we possess and build up fire from the glow and coils of our black souls, the Sun.

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    If nature listens, you too should listen. If nature reasons, you too should reason. If nature understands, you too should understand. If nature builds, you too should build. If nature creates, you too should create. If nature gives, you too should give. If nature loves, you too should love. Use your brain; nature, too, thinks. Use your heart; nature, too, feels. Use your soul; nature, too, experiences. Use your tongue; nature, too, speaks. Use your nose; nature, too, senses. Use your eyes; nature, too, sees. Use your ears; nature, too, listens. Use your feet; nature, too, moves. Use your hands; nature, too, fights.

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    If not as a true human, let me tell you as a Biologist, color of the skin does not define an individual’s intelligence – it does not define an individual’s ambitions - it does not define an individual’s dreams – and above all, it does not define an individual’s character.

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    I feel that the kinks, curls, or tight coils in Afro hair is beautiful and unique. No other race on this planet has hair like ours - that makes me proud.

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    If we were not impressed by job titles, suits, and jargon, we would demand that financial advisors show us their personal bank statements before they tell us what we could or should do with our own money.

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    If you die fighting for what you believed, you have died a good death.

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    If you want peace, seek peace for another. If you want peace, seek peace for another. If you want peace, seek peace for another. If you want comfort, seek comfort for another. If you want honor, seek honor for another. If you want growth, seek growth for another. If you want success, seek success for another. If you want profit, seek profit for another. If you want growth, seek peace for growth.

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    Ignorance harms. Love heals. Tolerance unites. Unity strengthens. Enmity harms. Harmony heals. Understanding unites. Peace strengthens. Racism harms. Solidarity heals. Diversity unites. Equality strengthens. Sexism harms. Fairness heals. Impartiality unites. Justice strengthens. Religiophobia harms. Open-mindedness heals. Mediation unites. Empathy strengthens. Political violence harms. Dialogue heals. Amnesty unites. Forgiveness strengthens. Tyranny harms. Freedom heals. Integrity unites. Democracy strengthens.

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    I have noticed over the past three years that most African Christians depend on their pastor or preachers for directions in life than their lecturers, politicians and nurses. That tells why most people refuse certain medical priorities with regards to their pastor's messages. I think if every pastor should have entrepreneurial knowledge coupled with spiritual integrity, Africa will shake!

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    In some cases, you can tell how somebody is being treated by their own boss from the way they are treating someone to whom they are a boss.

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    I believe that we have reached a stage in life in the economic development of Africa where moving forward is perilous, moving backwards is cowardice and standing still is suicidal but we must persevere because winners do not quit and quitter never win.

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    If origin defines race, then we are all Africans – we are all black.

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    Ignorance incarcerates you, truth sets you free, and knowledge lights your way around the universe. Ego incarcerates you, humility sets you free, and gratitude lights your way around the universe. Greed incarcerates you, contentment sets you free, and charity lights your way around the universe. Fear incarcerates you, hope sets you free, and faith lights your way around the universe. Guilt incarcerates you, grace sets you free, and faith lights your way around the universe. Desire incarcerates you, self-discipline sets you free, and patience lights your way around the universe. The heart incarcerates you, the mind sets you free, and the soul lights your way around the universe. Death incarcerates you, life sets you free, and awareness lights your way around the universe. The past incarcerates you, the present sets you free, and eternity lights your way around the universe. Darkness incarcerates you, light sets you free, and God lights your way around the universe.

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    I have decided to take on the biggest in my opinion challenge facing Christianity today. Which unfortunately is largely seen in the African continent and other developing countries. This challenge is ignorance!

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    I have the soul of a white man, the soul of a black man, the soul of an Asian man; the soul of every man.

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    In reality most human beings are not, to most human beings, more important than money.