Jomo Kenyatta Quote
“The basis of any independent government is a national language, and we can no longer continue aping our former colonizers... those who feel they cannot do without English can as well pack up and go.”
(1974) cited in Crystal, David, English as a Global Language (2003), Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780521530323, p. 124.
“Each pursues his own theory, little solicitous to correct or improve it by an attention to what is advanced by his opponents.”
An Essay on The Principle of Population (1798), Chapter I
“Most of the trouble in the world has been caused by folks who can't mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has.”
―William S. Burroughs
The Adding Machine: Selected Essays (1985), The Name is Burroughs
(Leslie T. Lyall. A Passion for the Impossible: The Continuing Story of the Mission Hudson Taylor Began. London: OMF Books, 1965, 37.)
Born: October 20, 1893
Died: August 22, 1978 (aged 84)
Bio: Jomo Kenyattapron served as the first Prime Minister and President of Kenya. He is considered the founding father of the Kenyan nation.
Quote of the day
“...we no longer have intellectually satisfying arrangements in our educational system, in our arts, humanities or anything else; instead we have slogans and ideologies. An ideology is a religious or emotional expression; it is not an intellectual expression.”