If he were a civilian, Chike would have had sympathies, would have tried to puzzle out the rights and wrongs of each side, but his military training disposed him to neutrality. It was for politicians to decide who they fought and why, which causes were just and which were not. Soldiers dealt in orders alone
“Welcome To Lagos” by Chibundu Onuzo
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The bridge-dwellers spoke different languages, worshipped different gods, supported different premiership teams; but every single one Chike had spoken to was moving out soon, even those who had lived there for years. It was the Lagos delusion.
– “Welcome to Lagos” by Chibundu Onuzo
I still find that, in general, having a plan is, well, a good plan. But when my carefully laid plan laughed at me, rather than clutch at it too tightly I just made a new one…
Lauren Graham, in “Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between“
Throughout its life, the rate of 91 per cent was a public tranquilizer, making everyone in the lower bracket feel fortunate not to be rich, and not hurting the rich very much.
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