Inspirational Quotes for the WEEKEND

By Charles Leyman Kachitsa

There are times that the unexpected happens, ideas coming from the remotest areas, coming from the least people you expected. Such is the wonders of the universe, just showing that without doubt there is an invincible power somewhere running life affairs and giving the knowledge, skills to who ever wills to tap from this unlimited fountain.

Before everything, our villages were full of technology. Technology being any method to improving any previous system be it in reducing human physical, emotional exertion of energy or where other implements were used thus improving their efficiency. Which means human beings have ever wanted to improve themselves wherever they are.

One would want to find out why all the fuss, why wanting to improve things that are already working? What gain is there in improving a seedling that if planted will germinate regardless in the name of mass production and reducing its time to harvest. The answers may not be here or there but to say it is nature at work. Nature in any form wants to grow, everyone, everything wants growth, it is one of the wonderful things of creation and not that we be praised for it but that the creator be glorified for that has ever been his purpose; expression of unlimitedness, expression of growth in any direction one desires to look.

The quotes for this week are from a book that in the recent past was banned in several countries for its expressive satire. Perhaps, as the saying goes, ‘truth hurts to the hearer if they see themselves as the unseen subject in there.’ I am sure that the selected quotations below from this book will enlighten you to one or two life lessons, read and enjoy:

ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell

““Four legs good, two legs better! All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” ———- “No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?”

“Several of them would have protested if they could have found the right arguments.” ——— “Man serves the interests of no creature except himself.” ——— “Four legs good, two legs bad.” ———- “The only good human being is a dead one.” ——— “If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” ——– “they had come to a time when no one dared speak his mind, when fierce, growling dogs roamed everywhere, and when you had to watch your comrades torn to pieces after confessing to shocking crimes.”

“Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”

“Comrades!’ he cried. ‘You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege? Many of us actually dislike milk and apples. I dislike them myself. Our sole object in taking these things is to preserve our health. Milk and apples (this has been proved by Science, comrades) contain substances absolutely necessary to the well-being of a pig. We pigs are brainworkers. The whole management and organisation of this farm depend on us. Day and night we are watching over your welfare. It is for your sake that we drink the milk and eat those apples.”

“Man is the only real enemy we have. Remove Man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished forever.” ——— “The distinguishing mark of man is the hand, the instrument with which he does all his mischief.” ———- “Windmill or no windmill, he said, life would go on as it had always gone on–that is, badly.” —— “All men are enemies. All animals are comrades.”