Women have always been courageous... They are always fearless when protecting their children and in the last century they have been fearless in the fight for their rights.
When the British came to Ibo land for instance at the beginning of the 20th century and defeated the men in pitched battles in different places and set up their administrations the men surrendered. And it was the women who led the first revolt.
Oh if I could but live another century and see the fruition of all the work for women! There is so much yet to be done.
If they can prove that I am wrong by that time I will give it up to their wisdom but not after to any one's judgment till I see the end of another year for the Lord will begin with a new century and I will see what he will do before I will hearken to any man's judgment.
It has become part of the accepted wisdom to say that the twentieth century was the century of physics and the twenty-first century will be the century of biology.
With the end of the cold war all the 'isms' of the 20th century - Fascism Nazism Communism and the evil of apartheid-ism - have failed. Except one. Only democracy has shown itself true the help of all mankind.
Suicidal violence is not the exclusive property of the Muslim world. Suicide bombings were a tactic of nationalist struggles in 19th-century Europe and Russia the far east during the second world war and the Vietnam war and in modern Sri Lanka.
The west has a great deal to answer for in the Middle East from Britain's belated empire-building after the First World War to the US and British policy that condemns modern Iraq to the material and social squalor of a half-century ago.
Dalton's records carefully preserved for a century were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.
Throughout the 20th century the Republican Party benefited from a non-interventionist foreign policy. Think of how Eisenhower came in to stop the Korean War. Think of how Nixon was elected to stop the mess in Vietnam.
John Dalton's records carefully preserved for a century were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.
In this choice as I look back over more than half a century I can only follow - and trust - the same sort of instinct that one follows in the art of fiction.
At American Airlines we have built a business around the love of travel that has lasted three quarters of a century. And I'm pretty sure we're just getting started.
Writing allows me the time to travel and see the world which is what I always wanted to do. I'd really like to have been Sir Richard Francis Burton but it's the wrong century.
Ours is the century of enforced travel of disappearances. The century of people helplessly seeing others who were close to them disappear over the horizon.
Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump: you have to get it right the first time.
Time has no divisions to mark its passage there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.
I progressed through so many different styles of music through my teen years both as a player and a vocalist particularly the jazz and pop of the early 20th Century.
There was once a time when art history and film were basically the same medium but art history is frozen in late-19th-century technology that has survived into the early 21st century.
The great paradox of the 21st century is that in this age of powerful technology the biggest problems we face internationally are problems of the human soul.
Technology is driving the innovation. Technology is driving the creativity. Technology and the use of that is going to determine our workers' ability to compete in the 21st century global marketplace.
Investing in industries and technology for the 21st century generates high-skilled high-wage jobs for industries of the future.
If we invest in researching and developing energy technology we'll do some real good in the long run rather than just making ourselves feel good today. But climate change is not the only challenge of the 21st century and for many other global problems we have low-cost durable solutions.
There was a study done in the early 20th century of all the entrepreneurs who entered the automobile industry around the same time as Henry Ford there were something like 500 automotive companies that got funded had the internal combustion engine had the technology and had the vision. Sixty percent of them folded within a couple of years.