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
Useful Dead People quotations
You can't change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.
Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because the regret is stronger than gratitude.
I tire so of hearing people say, Let things take their course.
Tomorrow is another day. I do not need my freedom when I'm dead. I cannot live on tomorrow's bread.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
I am not afraid that the people called Methodists should ever cease to exist either in Europe or America. But I am afraid lest they should only exist as a dead sect, having the form of religion without the power. And this undoubtedly will be the case unless they hold fast both the doctrine, spirit, and discipline with which they first set out.
A considerable percentage of the people we meet on the street are people who are empty inside, that is, they are actually already dead. It is fortunate for us that we do not see and do not know it. If we knew what a number of people are actually dead and what a number of these dead people govern our lives, we should go mad with horror.
Racism is not dead, but it is on life support -- kept alive by politicians, race hustlers and people who get a sense of superiority by denouncing others as 'racists'
Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.
The sign of intelligence is that you are constantly wondering.
Idiots are always dead sure about every damn thing they are doing in their life.
The life of the dead is placed on the memories of the living.
The love you gave in life keeps people alive beyond their time. Anyone who was given love will always live on in another's heart.
O captain! My Captain! Our fearful trip is done.
The ship has weather'd every wrack The prize we sought is won The port is near, the bells I hear The people all exulting While follow eyes, the steady keel The vessel grim and daring But Heart! Heart! Heart! O the bleeding drops of red Where on the deck my captain lies Fallen cold and dead.
Thinking is difficult, that's why most people judge.
The weird thing about rap is that you don't get compared in the same way that athletes do, even though it's probably the most competitive sport in music. In basketball, they look at a player and say: 'This guy was the best in his prime at this sport.' But in rap it's not until you're dead or retired that people think about it like that.
A virgin can conceive. A dead body can walk again. Your leprosy can be cured. The blind can see. Nonsense. It’s not moral to lie to children. It’s not moral to lie to ignorant, uneducated people and tell them that if they only would believe nonsense, they can be saved. It’s immoral.
People say all the time 'I don't have a good testimony' because they think their story has to involve some dramatic story of change from 'bad' to 'good'. But Jesus didn't come to save people this way. Sin doesn't make us bad it makes us dead. Jesus came to save by bringing the dead to life. And that's an amazing testimony.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Nationalism of one kind or another was the cause of most of the genocide of the twentieth century. Flags are bits of colored cloth that governments use first to shrink-wrap people's minds and then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead.
Some people live as though they are already dead.
There are people moving around us who are consumed by their past, terrified of their future, and stuck in their anger and jealousy. They are not alive; they are just walking corpses.
Just as a tree without roots is dead, a people without history or cultural roots also becomes a dead people.
The planet does not need more "successful people". The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lover of all kinds.
Music is a manifestation of the human spirit, similar to language.
Its greatest practitioners have conveyed to mankind things not possible to say in any other language. If we do not want these things to remain dead treasures, we must do our utmost to make the greatest possible number of people understand their idiom.
Jesus does not offer to make bad people good but to make dead people alive.
Some people left you for dead. They thought it was over. They said you're hopeless, you're helpless. You can't be used. You're not ministry material. You're going to be poor. You're going to be messed up.But guess what?Tell the devil, go to hell. You're a liar.
Everyone comes with baggage. Find someone who loves you enough to help you unpack.
After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.
Show me the manner in which a nation or a community cares for its dead and I will measure with mathematical exactness the tender sympathies of its people, their respect for the laws of the land and their loyalty to high ideals.
You can stick a BMW badge on a dead cat - and people would still buy it.
When you start seeing your worth, you'll find it harder to stay around people who don't.
The tragedy is that we have too many dead men in the pulpits giving out too many dead sermons to too many dead people.
When you cut facilities, slash jobs, abuse power, discriminate, drive people into deeper poverty & shoot people dead whilst refusing to provide answers or justice, the people will rise up & express their anger & frustration if you refuse to hear their cries. A riot is the language of the unheard.
Twentieth-century culture's disease is the inability to feel their reality.
People cluster to TV, soap operas, movies, theater, pop idols and they have wild emotion over symbols. But in the reality of their own lives, they're emotionally dead.
Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarter you are, the more selevtive you become.
Someone's dead," said Malfoy, and his voice seemed to go up an octave as he said it. "One of your people...I don't know who, it was dark...I stepped over the body...I was supposed to be waiting up here when you got back, only your Phoenix lot got in the way.
Democracy is buying a big house you can't afford with money you don't have to impress people you wish were dead.
I applaud the American Cancer Society for all they do to eradicate smoking.
Their local, state and national efforts help to discourage young people from taking up this deadly habit and the resources they provide have helped numerous smokers quit.
The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.
I am the harvest of man's stupidity. I am the fruit of the holocaust. I prayed like you to survive, but look at me now. It is over for us who are dead, but you must struggle, and will carry the memories all your life. People back home will wonder why you can't forget.
Nearly two and a half million people die every year that are on the voter rolls.
So it takes time to get dead people off the voter rolls.
The Coalition for International Justice estimated that 450,000 people in Darfur have died since the deadly genocide began some three years ago.
Sometimes the strongest people are the ones who love beyond all faults, cry behind closed doors and fight battles that nobody knows about.
Fictions are necessary for the people, and the Truth becomes deadly to those who are not strong enough to contemplate it in all its brilliance. In fact, what can there be in common between the vile multitude and sublime wisdom? The Truth must be kept secret, and the masses need a teaching proportioned to their imperfect reason.
In a lot of minds, God is big enough to raise dead people, but He's not big enough to deal with our running.
We are all our own graveyards, I believe;
we squat amongst the tombs of the people we were. If we're healthy, every day is a celebration, a Day of the Dead, in which we give thanks for the lives that we lived, and if we are neurotic we brood and mourn and wish that the past was still present.
The biggest difference between Jesus Christ and ethical and moral teachers who have been deified by man. Is that these moralists came to make bad people good. Jesus came to make dead people live!
People think I am dead because they haven’t seen me around for awhile.
I’m not dead, I’m very much alive, as you can see. Although, there are two things I do before I get up every morning. I look around and if I don’t smell flowers or see candles flickering I go ahead and get up.