Kwame Nkrumah


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  • ''We prefer self-government with danger to servitude in tranquility.''
    Kwame Nkrumah (1900-1972), Ghanaian president. Quoted in Axioms of Kwame Nkrumah (1967). Motto of the Accra Evening News, founded 1948.
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  • ''We face neither East nor West: we face forward.''
    Kwame Nkrumah (1900-1972), Ghanaian president. conference speech, Apr. 7, 1960, Accra.
  • ''The best way of learning to be an independent sovereign state is to be an independent sovereign state.''
    Kwame Nkrumah (1900-1972), Ghanaian president. Speech, May 18, 1956, to Legislative Assembly, Accra.
  • ''Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought.''
    Kwame Nkrumah (1900-1972), Ghanaian president. Consciencism, ch. 2 (1964).
  • ''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 (1900-1972), Ghanaian president. Consciencism, introduction (1964).
  • ''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 (1900-1972), Ghanaian president. Consciencism, ch. 4 (1964).

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