Rescuing women from their burden of unwarranted guilt is going to require ‘educational practices and socializing agents’ even more effective than the ones that have been relentlessly loading female humans with responsibility for other people’s behavior from their earliest childhood.
We tend to think that people are more to blame for their acts than for their omissions.
It is much easier to try one’s hand at many things than to concentrate one’s powers on one thing.
I am one year older than Nigeria at 51. In a human life, 51 might be old. But it is very young for a nation. By that, I mean a Nigeria conscious of itself as a nation.
A man’s face as a rule says more, and more interesting things, than his mouth, for it is a compendium of everything his mouth will ever say, in that it is the monogram of all this man’s thoughts and aspirations.
I’ve found that if I tell somebody ‘Eat this and don’t do that,’ it’s not only not helpful, it’s counterproductive because even more than being healthy, we want to feel free and in control, and as soon as somebody tells us to do something, there’s a tendency to do just the opposite.
By 1917, thanks to the new munitions factories and the women that worked in them, the British Empire was supplying more than 50 million shells a year.
Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.
Silence is safer than speech.
Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.