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About Persius
  • I have 2 children who have moved on and out of the house. My wife died 5 years ago (2006). I am looking for someone to spend my days with.

    I am an amateur pilot, soon to get my commercial license so I can fly across the Atlantic Ocean.

    I have a Masters in Asianology, with a Doctorate in Cereology and a Minor in Blogology. I also hold an unrelated Bachelors in Science in Coprology.

    I am a Doctor of Rumpology in private practice, and am the Head of Tegestology at Hartford Hospital, and a founding member of the Department of Agniology there.

    At Manchester Memorial Hospital, I run the Argyrothecology Department, and am the Dean of Ponerology at Capital Community Technical College. At Trinity College I teach Aphnology and Magirology to night classes during the Winter and Summer semesters.
Favorite Quotes
  • “Nigeria is what it is because its leaders are not what they should be.” – Chinua Achebe
    “Looking at faces of people, one gets the feeling there’s a lot of work to be done.” – Wole Soyinka
    "We are free, truly free, when we don’t need to rent our arms to anybody in order to be able to lift a piece of bread to our mouths." Ricardo Flores Magon
    “Nigeria is not a nation. It is a mere geographical expression. There are no ‘Nigerians’ in the same sense as there are ‘English,’ ‘Welsh,’ or ‘French.’ The word ‘Nigerian’ is merely a distinctive appellation to distinguish those who live within the boundaries of Nigeria and those who do not.” [From Path to Nigerian Freedom by Obafemi Awolowo]
    “One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.” – Chinua Achebe
    “The only thing we have learnt from experience is that we learn nothing from experience.” – Chinua Achebe
    “Let’s say there are prospects for a new Nigeria, but I don’t think we have a new Nigeria yet.” – Wole Soyinka
    “Nigeria can no longer remain a potential” – Jide Salu
    “A man does not wander far from where his corn is roasting.”
    “A rat is not born a rabbit.”
    “A tiger does not have to proclaim its tigritude.”
    “A traveler to distant places should make no enemies.”
    “A tree does not move unless there is wind.”
    “A tree is best measured when it's down.”
    “A tree is known by its fruit.”
    “An old man is there to talk.”
    “Fine words do not produce food.”
    “"Give me a push from my back" does not mean give me a hunchback.”
    “If a blind man says, "Let's throw stones," be assured that he has stepped on one.”
    “If a monkey is amongst dogs, why won't it start barking.”
    “If crocodiles eat their own eggs, what would they do to the flesh of a frog?”
    “If death be terrible, the fault is not in death, but thee.”
    “If one finger brought oil it soiled others.”
    “If you fail to take away a strong man's sword when he is on the ground, will you do it when he gets up?”
    “It is the fear of offence that makes men swallow poison.”
    “It is the first step that is difficult.”
    “It takes a village to raise a child.”
    “It takes all sorts to make a world.”
    “No sane person sharpens his machete to cut a banana tree.”
    “Not to know is bad; not to wish to know is worse.”
    “Not to know the good we have Till time has stolen the cherish'd gift away, Is cause of half the misery that we feel, And makes the world the wilderness it is.”
    “Not to oversee workmen, is to leave your purse open.”
    “One goat cannot carry another goat's tail.”
    “Profit is profit even in Mecca.”
    “The death that will kill a man begins as an appetite.”
    “The disobedient fowl obeys in a pot of soup.”
    “The frog does not jump in the daytime without reason.”
    “The house roof fights the rain, but he who is sheltered ignores it.”
    “The house sweeper's buttock is never at one direction.”
    “The hunter does not rub himself in oil and lie by the fire to sleep.”
    “The lizard that jumped from the high iroko tree said he would praise himself if no one else did.”
    “The one being carried does not realize how far away the town is.”
    “When the mice laugh at the cat, there is a hole nearby.”
    “When the mouse laughs at the cat there is a hole nearby.”
    “When the next house is on fire, 'tis high time to look to your own.”
    “You cannot compare the living with the dead.”
    “You cannot roast corn with two eyes.”
    “You cannot run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.”