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Le grand homme sait quand et en quoi il est un petit homme

Le grand homme sait quand et en quoi il est un petit homme. Le petit homme ignore qu’il est petit et il a peur d’en prendre conscience.   « Le grand homme sait quand et en quoi il est un petit homme. Le petit homme ignore qu’il est petit et il a peur d’en prendre conscience. Il dissimule sa petitesse et son étroitesse d’esprit derrière des rêves de force et de grandeur, derrière la force et la grandeur d’autres hommes. Il est fier des grands chefs de guerre, mais il n’est pas fier de lui. Il admire la pensée qu’il n’a pas conçue, au lieu d’admirer celle qu’il a conçue. Il croit d’autant plus aux choses qu’il ne les comprend pas, et il ne croit pas à la justesses des idées dont il saisit facilement le sens. » “La souffrance et la douleur sont toujours indispensables pour une conscience large et pour un coeur profond. Les hommes qui sont vraiment grands, me semblent-il, ils doivent ressentir dans le monde une grande tristesse”  « In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first. » “Rien n’est impossible aux grands...

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The British in uganda

In 1875 the explorer Henry Stanley reached Uganda. At that time Uganda was divided into kingdoms. Shortly afterwards the first missionaries came to Uganda. The first Anglican missionaries arrived in Uganda in 1877. The first Roman Catholic missionaries arrived in 1879. Catholics, Protestants and Muslims all tried to convert the Ugandans. However there was much hostility to the new religions. In 1885 James Hannington the first bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa was murdered. Nevertheless in the wake of missionaries came trade. In 1888 the British government gave the British East Africa Company control of Uganda. Meanwhile the European powers decided to divide up Africa among themselves. In 1890 Germany and Britain signed an agreement confirming that Uganda was in the British sphere of influence. Gradually the company took control of Uganda and the local chiefs were reduced to being puppet rulers. Finally in 1894 the British government made Uganda a protectorate (colony). However the traditional chiefs were kept as puppets. In 1904 cotton was introduced to Uganda and by 1914 huge amounts of cotton were being exported. Moreover in the 1920s large amounts of tea and coffee were grown in Uganda. Meanwhile the missionaries provided schools for Ugandans and literacy...

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« Tu ne deviens un homme que lorsque tu as construit ta propre maison. »

Proverbe Ougandais - Jean Marc henry
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« Le chasseur à la poursuite de l'éléphant ne s'arrête pas pour lancer des pierres aux oiseaux.»

Proverbe Ougandais - jean Marc Henry