N. D. Kalu quotes

  • Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

  • You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.

  • Most people's major life changes don't come from reading an article in the newspaper; they come from reading longer-form essays or thoughtful books, which are much more convincing and detailed.

  • Books are totally useless unless you take their advice. If you just keep reading them, thinking "that's so insightful! that changes everything," but never actually doing anything different, then pretty quickly the feeling will wear off and you'll start searching for another book to fill the void.

  • Make your life a story worth telling. You only get one shot at this existence, and one day when you’re gone the most important thing you’ll leave behind is the legacy of the life you lived. Make sure you make it a story you’re proud to have others tell.

  • I'm expected to do what's right; I want to leave a legacy of positivity behind.

  • When I'm asked about legacy, I say it's too early to talk about legacy.

  • One of my father's most precious legacies to me was spiritual. I learned from him the value of courage and the strength of will.

  • What do you do with your legacy, and how do you best put it to use?

  • It was one thing to hide away from the world. It was quite another to discover the world didn't miss you when you were gone.

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