10 Quotes You Need to Know from Chinua Achebe’s ‘Things Fall Apart’

Things Fall Apart is a novel written by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. Published in 1958, its story chronicles pre-colonial life in the south-eastern part of Nigeria and the arrival of the Europeans during the late nineteenth century.The following are the quotes in the novel.

1.A man who pays respect to the great paves the way for his own greatness.

2.A toad does not Jump outside in the daytime for nothing.

3.An old woman is always uneasy when dry bones are mentioned in a proverb.

4.The Lizard jumped from the High Iroke tree to the ground said he would praise himself if no one else did.

5. Since Men have learned to shoot without missing,he has learnt to fly without perching.

6. A proud heart can survive a general failure because such failure does not prick it’s pride.

7.Anybody who knows Okwonko’s grim struggle against poverty and misfortune could not say he had been lucky. If ever a man deserved his success,that man was Okwonko.

8.Never Kill a man who says nothing. There is always something ominous behind the silence.

9. A child cannot pay for it’s mothers milk.

10.We do not ask for wealth because he that has health and children will also have wealth.

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