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Kwame Sayings By Kwame Kilpatrick: I was never fearful or scared. I knew God had me and my wife and I was never fearful or scared. I knew God had me and my wife and children knew it as well so we just marched. — Kwame Kilpatrick
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Kwame Sayings By Kwame Anthony Appiah: It's important to understand that while honor is an entitlement to respectand shame comes when It's important to understand that while honor is an entitlement to respect
and shame comes when you lose that title
a person of honor cares first of all not about being respected but about being worthy of respect. — Kwame Anthony Appiah
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Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: Of all literature I studied, the book that did more than any other to fire Of all literature I studied, the book that did more than any other to fire my enthusiasm was Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey. — Kwame Nkrumah
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Kwame Sayings By Kwame Alexander: Basketball Rule #1In this game of life your family is the court and the ball Basketball Rule #1

In this game of life
your family is the court
and the ball is your heart.
No matter how good you are,
no matter how down you get,
always leave
your heart
on the court. — Kwame Alexander
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Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: A State in the grip of neo-colonialism is not master of its own destiny. It A State in the grip of neo-colonialism is not master of its own destiny. It is this factor which makes neo-colonialism such a serious threat to world peace. — Kwame Nkrumah
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Kwame Sayings By Kwame Kilpatrick: I heard somebody say that you can't judge a tree by the bark it wears I heard somebody say that you can't judge a tree by the bark it wears but by the fruit it bears. — Kwame Kilpatrick
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Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: I believe strongly and sincerely that with the deep-rooted wisdom and dignity, the innate respect I believe strongly and sincerely that with the deep-rooted wisdom and dignity, the innate respect for human lives, the intense humanity that is our heritage, the African race, united under one federal government, will emerge not as just another world bloc to flaunt its wealth and strength, but as a Great Power whose greatness is indestructible because it is built not on fear, envy and suspicion, nor won at the expense of others, but founded on hope, trust, friendship and directed to the good of all mankind. — Kwame Nkrumah
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Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: Those who would judge us merely by the heights we have achieved would do well Those who would judge us merely by the heights we have achieved would do well to remember the depths from which we started. — Kwame Nkrumah
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Kwame Sayings By Kwame Bediako: We have eaten theology with you, will you now eat theology with us? We have eaten theology with you, will you now eat theology with us? — Kwame Bediako
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Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: Action without thought is empty. Thought without action is blind. Action without thought is empty. Thought without action is blind. — Kwame Nkrumah
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Kwame Sayings By Kwame Kilpatrick: I learned that you can go after things before you are ready and so if I learned that you can go after things before you are ready and so if you are going after it, you need to make sure that your spirit is ready. I learned also how to surrender to His will and not mine. Sometimes when you are going through something - and I am a guy who runs campaigns - I can make this happen. There has never been a campaign where I was picked to win.. I was always coming from behind. — Kwame Kilpatrick
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Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: It is only the ending of capitalism, colonialism, imperialism and neocolonialism and the attainment of It is only the ending of capitalism, colonialism, imperialism and neocolonialism and the attainment of world communism that can provide the conditions under which the RACE question can finally be abolished and eliminated. — Kwame Nkrumah
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Kwame Sayings By Kwame Kilpatrick: men, especially in the African American community" know they're not supposed to cry or "bow men, especially in the African American community" know they're not supposed to cry or "bow down, — Kwame Kilpatrick
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Kwame Sayings By Kwame: In order for non-violence to work, your opponent must have a conscience. In order for non-violence to work, your opponent must have a conscience. — Kwame
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Kwame Sayings By Kwame: The formal granting of independence created a more Manichean system of dependency and exploitation, since The formal granting of independence created a more Manichean system of dependency and exploitation, since for those who practice it, it means power without responsibility and for those who suffer from it, it means exploitation without redress. In the days of old-fashioned colonialism, the imperial power had at least to explain and justify at home the actions it was taking abroad. In the colony those who served the ruling imperial power could at least look to its protection against any violent move by their opponents. With neocolonialism neither is the case. — Kwame
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Kwame Sayings By Patrick L.O. Lumumba: When I look at Africa many questions come to mind, many times I have asked When I look at Africa many questions come to mind, many times I have asked myself what would happen if Dr Kwame Nkrumah and Patrice Lumumba were to rise up and see what is happening, many times I have asked myself what would happen if Nelson Madiba Mandela were to rise up and see what is happening, because what they will be confronted with is an Africa where the Democratic Republic of Congo is unsettled, there is a war going on there, but it's not on the front pages of our newspapers because we don't even control our newspapers and the media. — Patrick L.O. Lumumba
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Kwame Sayings By Kwame Dawes: Rick Black writes with the honed elegance of a poet so in command of lyric Rick Black writes with the honed elegance of a poet so in command of lyric sentiment and the efficient evocative use of language that what results is indeed as urgent and vulnerable as true prayer ... There is something profoundly human and completely necessary about Star of David. — Kwame Dawes
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Kwame Sayings By Kwame Anthony Appiah: Yet in making our choices we must sometimes start with a vision, however inchoate, of Yet in making our choices we must sometimes start with a vision, however inchoate, of what it is for a human life to go well. That was one of Aristotle's central insights. It is my argument that we should be free to avail ourselves of the resources of many disciplines to define that vision; and that in bringing them together we are being faithful to a long tradition. In the humanities,
I think, we are always engaged in illuminating the present by drawing on the past; it is the only way to make a future worth hoping for. — Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Sayings By Arthur Japin: We were tolerated. and that is unforgivable. If you cannot accept a man wholeheartedly, then We were tolerated. and that is unforgivable. If you cannot accept a man wholeheartedly, then you should have the fortitude to repudiate him.
Kwame in The two hearts of Kwasi Boachi — Arthur Japin
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Kilpatrick: I don't think there has been any mayor in America scrutinized that way. I don't I don't think there has been any mayor in America scrutinized that way. I don't think there has been any mayor as a matter of fact, Coleman Young I think received an incredible amount of scrutiny and he was kind of the poster child for that in Detroit. He was the first Black mayor who really expressed his manhood in a different way than had been seen from African-American man that was projected across the country. — Kwame Kilpatrick
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: The essence of neo-colonialism is that the State which is subject to it is, in The essence of neo-colonialism is that the State which is subject to it is, in theory, independent and has all the outward trappings of international sovereignty. In reality its economic system and thus its political policy is directed from outside. — Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Kilpatrick: Character issues such as drug abuse are not exclusive to Detroit Public Schools. My reference Character issues such as drug abuse are not exclusive to Detroit Public Schools. My reference to substance abuse, not intended to focus on any particular school district, was simply used to illustrate this position. — Kwame Kilpatrick
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: It is clear that we must find an African solution to our problems, and that It is clear that we must find an African solution to our problems, and that this can only be found in African unity. Divided we are weak; united, Africa could become one of the greatest forces for good in the world. — Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: Socialism is not spontaneous. It does not arise of itself. It has abiding principles according Socialism is not spontaneous. It does not arise of itself. It has abiding principles according to which the major means of production and distribution ought to be socialised if exploitation of the many by the few is to be prevented; if, that is to say, egalitarianism in the economy is to be protected. — Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Anthony Appiah: This is, of course, an easy Berlinian riposte. Start with some graceful hand waving about This is, of course, an easy Berlinian riposte. Start with some graceful hand waving about incommensurability; declare that nothing could reconcile these great goods; and (with a tip of trilby) commend liberal pluralism for living with the contradictions. — Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: The forces that unite us are intrinsic and greater than the superimposed influences that keep The forces that unite us are intrinsic and greater than the superimposed influences that keep us apart. — Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: Capitalism is a development by refinement from feudalism, just as feudalism is development by refinement Capitalism is a development by refinement from feudalism, just as feudalism is development by refinement from slavery . Capitalism is but the gentlemen's method of slavery. — Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Kilpatrick: As a matter of fact since Barack Obama has been president it is more overt As a matter of fact since Barack Obama has been president it is more overt - I believe - than it's been since the 1940's and 50's and so I am not surprised by it. I think it's an excellent teaching tool, particular for my sons and our people to understand that we still have to build within our community. We still have to work with one another. We still have to connect even with people outside of this country. — Kwame Kilpatrick
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Anthony Appiah: I am not alone is doubting the imperative to respect cultures, as opposed to persons; I am not alone is doubting the imperative to respect cultures, as opposed to persons; and I believe we can respect persons only inasmuch as we consider them as abstract rights-holders. — Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Alexander: Find your grit and put in the work to elevate your game. Champions train. Chumps Find your grit and put in the work to elevate your game. Champions train. Chumps complain. — Kwame Alexander
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Brown: This is my first summer [with] no trouble. I ain't go to jail for speeding. This is my first summer [with] no trouble. I ain't go to jail for speeding. Didn't go to jail for DUI. I didn't break my foot. I didn't break my other foot. I'm one step ahead of the game already. — Kwame Brown
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Anthony Appiah: Cultures are made of continuities and changes, and the identity of a society can survive Cultures are made of continuities and changes, and the identity of a society can survive through these changes. Societies without change aren't authentic; they're just dead — Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Kilpatrick: I can be the mayor; I can do it right now. I can go in I can be the mayor; I can do it right now. I can go in there right now and put things together. I was truly anointed for that position and I wasn't mature enough in my spirit, in my manhood to handle that responsibility at the time it was given to me. — Kwame Kilpatrick
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: We have awakened. We will not sleep anymore. Today, from now on, there is a We have awakened. We will not sleep anymore. Today, from now on, there is a new African in the world! — Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Kilpatrick: We do need brothers and sisters to go into elected offices and political offices and We do need brothers and sisters to go into elected offices and political offices and do that, but my spirit is telling me something different. Because you are a Democrat or Republican you have to do this but you can't do that and so it's somewhat limiting in what you can actually do and I've done that. — Kwame Kilpatrick
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Alexander: You love me? Like summer loves short nights. Get a checkup, then. Only cure I You love me? Like summer loves short nights. Get a checkup, then. Only cure I need is you. I'm serious about this, Chuck. Only doctor I need is Dr. Crystal Bell. Now come here . . . And then there is silence, so I put the pillow over my head because when they stop talking, I know what that means. Uggghh! — Kwame Alexander
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Kilpatrick: I was building the plane while flying it in the first term, I was building the plane while flying it in the first term, — Kwame Kilpatrick
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Kilpatrick: Personality is a person among persons. There is no personality of one man on a Personality is a person among persons. There is no personality of one man on a desert island. — Kwame Kilpatrick
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: The fortunes of the African revolution are closely linked with the world-wide struggle against imperialism. The fortunes of the African revolution are closely linked with the world-wide struggle against imperialism. It does not matter where the battle erupts, be it in Africa, Asia or Latin America, the master-mind and master-hand at work are the same. The oppressed and exploited people are striving for their freedom against exploitation and suppression. Ghana must not, Ghana cannot be neutral in the struggle of the oppressed against the oppressor. — Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Alexander: Basketball Rule #4If you missenough of life'sfree throwsyou will payin the end. Basketball Rule #4

If you miss
enough of life's
free throws
you will pay
in the end. — Kwame Alexander
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Kilpatrick: Michigan is very racially separated and the city of Detroit itself is 84 percent African-American Michigan is very racially separated and the city of Detroit itself is 84 percent African-American and the surrounding suburbs are 86 percent White. — Kwame Kilpatrick
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Alexander: Basketball Rule #9When the game is onthe line,don't fear.Grab the ball.Take itto the hoop. Basketball Rule #9

When the game is on
the line,
don't fear.
Grab the ball.
Take it
to the hoop. — Kwame Alexander
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Alexander: tricks are for kids, tricks are for kids, — Kwame Alexander
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Brown: If you draft me, you'll never regret it. If you draft me, you'll never regret it. — Kwame Brown
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Alexander: Did y'all arrest Uncle Bob's turkey? It was just criminal what he did to that Did y'all arrest Uncle Bob's turkey? It was just criminal what he did to that bird, wasn't it? You — Kwame Alexander
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Alexander: Because Dad told you he'd be here forever. Because I thought forever was like Mars Because Dad told you he'd be here forever.
Because I thought forever was like Mars -- far away. — Kwame Alexander
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought. — Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Anthony Appiah: Possibly, there was something to be said for the intellectual discipline of second-guessing what you Possibly, there was something to be said for the intellectual discipline of second-guessing what you thought was true. — Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: We face neither East nor West; We face forward We face neither East nor West; We face forward — Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: Countrymen, the task ahead is great indeed, and heavy is the responsibility; and yet it Countrymen, the task ahead is great indeed, and heavy is the responsibility; and yet it is a noble and glorious challenge - a challenge which calls for the courage to dream, the courage to believe, the courage to dare, the courage to do, the courage to envision, the courage to fight, the courage to work, the courage to achieve - to achieve the highest excellencies and the fullest greatness of man. Dare we ask for more in life? — Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Alexander: Basketball Rule #7 Rebounding is the art of anticipating, of always being prepared to grab Basketball Rule #7

Rebounding
is the art
of anticipating,
of always being prepared
to grab it.
But you can't
drop the ball. — Kwame Alexander
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Kilpatrick: I loved the city, so the feeling in 2001 [election] first was shock, then (I I loved the city, so the feeling in 2001 [election] first was shock, then (I was) nervous, then scared but then it's - I really wasn't happy and ecstatic like I thought I (would be). I was immediately hit with the enormity of the responsibility and the fact that most people in that town - particularly those that voted for me were placing their hopes and dreams in me. That is a big, big stressful place to be. — Kwame Kilpatrick
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Anthony Appiah: Once you start offering reasons for ignoring the interests of others, however, reasoning itself will Once you start offering reasons for ignoring the interests of others, however, reasoning itself will usually draw you into a kind of universality. A reason is an offer of a ground for thinking or feeling or doing something. And it isn't a ground for me, unless it's a ground for you. If someone really thinks that some group of people genuinely doesn't matter at all, he will suppose they are outside the circle of those to whom justifications are due. — Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Kilpatrick: My dream in growing up in the city of Detroit was to be Mayor. At My dream in growing up in the city of Detroit was to be Mayor. At the family picnics from the time I was 9-years-old that's what I told people I was going to be. The mayor of the city of Detroit. — Kwame Kilpatrick
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Anthony Appiah: To create a life is to create a life out of the materials that history To create a life is to create a life out of the materials that history has given you. — Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Sayings By Charlie LeDuff: He don't read. You know he doesn't have a book in his office? Not a He don't read. You know he doesn't have a book in his office? Not a fucking book in the shelves. Ain't that some shit? (Adolph Mongo speaking of Kwame Kilpatrick) — Charlie LeDuff
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Kilpatrick: What I learned in politics (is that) it's a very enslaving place to be. It's What I learned in politics (is that) it's a very enslaving place to be. It's hard to be free in politics and if the search for your spirit is to be free, it's hard. — Kwame Kilpatrick
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me. — Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: Africa is a paradox which illustrates and highlights neo-colonialism . Her earth is rich, yet Africa is a paradox which illustrates and highlights neo-colonialism . Her earth is rich, yet the products that come from above and below the soil continue to enrich, not Africans predominantly, but groups and individuals who operate to Africa's impoverishment. — Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: As far as i am concerned, i am in the knowledge that death can never As far as i am concerned, i am in the knowledge that death can never extinguish the torch which i have lit in Ghana and Africa. Long after i am dead and gone, the light will continue to burn and be borne aloft, giving light and guidance to all people — Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Alexander: Basketball Rule #2 (random text from Dad)Hustle digGrind pushRun fastChange pivotChase pullAim shootWork smartLive smarterPlay Basketball Rule #2 (random text from Dad)
Hustle dig
Grind push
Run fast
Change pivot
Chase pull
Aim shoot
Work smart
Live smarter
Play hard
Practice harder — Kwame Alexander
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Anthony Appiah: The Romantic state could pride itself on being the emanation of one Volk and its The Romantic state could pride itself on being the emanation of one Volk and its primordial
consciousness; the liberal state has to get by with a good deal less magic. The Romantic state
could boldly identify itself with a people's Will; liberal states must content themselves with a
general willingness. The romantic state rallies its citizens with a stirring cry: "One people!"
The liberal state's true anthem is: "We can work it out. — Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Alexander: You can get used to things going well, but you're never prepared for something going You can get used to things going well, but you're never prepared for something going wrong. — Kwame Alexander
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: At long last, the battle has ended! And thus, Ghana, your beloved country is free At long last, the battle has ended!
And thus, Ghana, your beloved country is free forever! — Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Kilpatrick: When you are going through something like compaign run nothing happens without Allah's permission. So When you are going through something like compaign run nothing happens without Allah's permission. So a lot of the times you just have to surrender to his will and learning how to surrender was a major thing for me, getting me out of the way, surrendering to the will of God. — Kwame Kilpatrick
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: The masses of the people of Africa are crying for unity. The masses of the people of Africa are crying for unity. — Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Anthony Appiah: In life, the challenge is not so much to figure out how best to play In life, the challenge is not so much to figure out how best to play the game; the challenge is to figure out what game you're playing — Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Addai: Every day we are challenged by events, people and situations that are extremely frustrating and Every day we are challenged by events, people and situations that are extremely frustrating and anger producing. — Kwame Addai
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: Africa is one continent, one people, and one nation. The notion that in order to Africa is one continent, one people, and one nation. The notion that in order to have a nation it is necessary for there to be a common language, a common territory and common culture has failed to stand the test of time or the scrutiny of scientific definition of objective reality ... The community of economic life is the major feature within a nation, and it is the economy which holds together the people living in a territory. It is on this basis that the new Africans recognise themselves as potentially one nation, whose dominion is the entire African continent. — Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Kilpatrick: I've been mayor so I believe there is something else for me. I don't know I've been mayor so I believe there is something else for me. I don't know what that is yet, but I definitely have a testimony now brother! As far as talking to young couples, talking to brothers who are strong, they have it going on, they know exactly what they want to do, how they want to do it but they don't have any God in their life. They don't really move by a spirit. They are not really connected to the community. There is a testimony in here somewhere that I think I can share but I don't know. — Kwame Kilpatrick
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Kilpatrick: I didn't want to be president; I didn't want to be governor; I didn't want I didn't want to be president; I didn't want to be governor; I didn't want to be a congress person. I just wanted to be mayor of the city of Detroit. I lived there my entire life. — Kwame Kilpatrick
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: It is far better to be free to govern or misgovern yourself than to be It is far better to be free to govern or misgovern yourself than to be governed by anybody else — Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Anthony Appiah: A value is like a fax machine: it's not much use if you're the only A value is like a fax machine: it's not much use if you're the only one who has one. — Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Sayings By Kobe Bryant: I was shooting 45 times a game. What was I supposed to do? Pass it I was shooting 45 times a game. What was I supposed to do? Pass it into Chris Mihm & Kwame Brown? — Kobe Bryant
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Anthony Appiah: Conversation doesn't have to lead to consensus about anything especially not values; it's enough that Conversation doesn't have to lead to consensus about anything especially not values; it's enough that it helps people get used to one another — Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame: I should have blown this mic like I said I might Got the force of I should have blown this mic like I said I might
Got the force of 20 men like a Jedi Knight. — Kwame
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Anthony Appiah: And that, as we've seen, seems consistent with our broader explanatory habits-with the observation that And that, as we've seen, seems consistent with our broader explanatory habits-with the observation that much of what
we say when we're explaining what we've done is confabulation: stories we've made up (though quite sincerely) for ourselves and in response to others. In short-to overstate the point only slightly-because people don't really know why they do what they do, they give explanations of their own behavior that are about as reliable as anyone else's, and in many circumstances actually less so.1a — Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Anthony Appiah: The most reliable predictor of whether students liked a course, it turned out, was their The most reliable predictor of whether students liked a course, it turned out, was their answer to the question 'Did the professor respect you? — Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Alexander: Books are fun, Nicholas, he says,they're likeamusement parksfor readers.Yeah, well, maybethey would be funif I Books are fun, Nicholas, he says,
they're like
amusement parks
for readers.

Yeah, well, maybe
they would be fun
if I got to pick
the rides
sometimes, you answer — Kwame Alexander
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Alexander: Basketball Rule #5When you stopplayingyour gameyou've alreadylost. Basketball Rule #5
When
you stop
playing
your game
you've already
lost. — Kwame Alexander
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Alexander: Bullies don't like to fight, son. They like to win. Being afraid is normal. The Bullies don't like to fight, son. They like to win. Being afraid is normal. The only fight you really have to win is the one against the fear. — Kwame Alexander
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Dawes: This poet is a griot in search of a village. This poet is a griot in search of a village. — Kwame Dawes
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Anthony Appiah: The challenge, then, is to take minds and hearts formed over the long millennia of The challenge, then, is to take minds and hearts formed over the long millennia of living in local troops and equip them with ideas and institutions that will allow us to live together as the global tribe we have become. — Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Anthony Appiah: I am urging that we should learn about people in other places, take an interest I am urging that we should learn about people in other places, take an interest in their civilizations, their arguments, their errors, their achievements, not because that will bring us to agreement, but because it will help us get used to one another. — Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: For centuries, Europeans dominated the African continent. The white man arrogated to himself the right For centuries, Europeans dominated the African continent. The white man arrogated to himself the right to rule and to be obeyed by the non-white; his mission, he claimed, was to "civilize" Africa. Under this cloak, the Europeans robbed the continent of vast riches and inflicted unimaginable suffering on the African people. — Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Anthony Appiah: If someone hates you, they won't ask you for things. If someone hates you, they won't ask you for things. — Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: Thought without practice is empty; and action without thought is blind. (The other 'quote' has Thought without practice is empty; and action without thought is blind.
(The other 'quote' has it backwards.) — Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Alexander: Basketball Rule #6A great teamhas a good scorerwith a teammatewho's on pointand readyto assist. Basketball Rule #6
A great team
has a good scorer
with a teammate
who's on point
and ready
to assist. — Kwame Alexander
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: Long before many of us were even conscious of our own degradation, Marcus Garvey fought Long before many of us were even conscious of our own degradation, Marcus Garvey fought for African national and racial equality. — Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Anthony Appiah: (And, like many philosophers, I am of the school that what goes without saying often (And, like many philosophers, I am of the school that what goes without saying often goes even better with saying.) — Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: All people of African descent, whether they live in North or South America, the Caribbean, All people of African descent, whether they live in North or South America, the Caribbean, or in any part of the world are Africans and belong to the African nation. — Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: The traditional face of Africa includes an attitude towards man which can only be described The traditional face of Africa includes an attitude towards man which can only be described as being socialist — Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Kilpatrick: The job of being president, understanding the particular policies that America has gotten itself into The job of being president, understanding the particular policies that America has gotten itself into over the past 400 years. — Kwame Kilpatrick
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: Freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift. Thy Freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift. Thy claim it as their own and none can keep it from them. — Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Anthony Appiah: I started philosophy looking for answers. But along the way I came to prize exploring I started philosophy looking for answers. But along the way I came to prize exploring the questions. Progress in philosophy consists, I think, in a clearer delineation of the conceptual options, not in reaching determinate conclusions. — Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Anthony Appiah: The phrase 'academic freedom' is often used carelessly: here is a work that will allow The phrase 'academic freedom' is often used carelessly: here is a work that will allow a more careful conversation about those many crucial issues facing the academy, in which a well-worked out understanding of conceptions of academic freedom is, as its authors show, an essential tool. — Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Alexander: ThoughtIt does not takea math geniusto understand thatwhen you subtracta motherfrom the equationwhat remains is Thought
It does not take
a math genius
to understand that
when you subtract
a mother
from the equation
what remains
is negative. — Kwame Alexander
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Dawes: With Head Off & Split, Nikky Finney establishes herself as one of the most eloquent, With Head Off & Split, Nikky Finney establishes herself as one of the most eloquent, urgent, fearless and necessary poets writing in America today. What makes this book as important as anything published in the last decade is the irresistible music, the formal dexterity and the imaginative leaps she makes with metaphor and language in these simply stunning poems. This is a very, very important achievement. — Kwame Dawes
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: It is far easier for the proverbial camel to pass through the needle's eye, hump It is far easier for the proverbial camel to pass through the needle's eye, hump and all, than for an erstwhile colonial administration to give sound and honest counsel of a political nature to its liberated territory. — Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Sayings By Kwame Nkrumah: The result of neo-colonialism is that foreign capital is used for the exploitation rather than The result of neo-colonialism is that foreign capital is used for the exploitation rather than for the development of the less developed parts of the world. Investment under neo-colonialism increases rather than decreases the gap between the rich and poor countries of the world. — Kwame Nkrumah