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Quotations by author » Nelson Mandela
South African Statesman First democratically elected State President of South Africa (1994), 1993 Nobel Prize for Peace, b.1918
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Communists have always played an active role in the fight by colonial countries for their freedom, because the short-term objects of Communism would always correspond with the long-term objects of freedom movements.
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Despite huge gains, too many of you remain homeless, poor and illiterate. The struggle did not end five years ago,
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Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
Self-esteemTalent
During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people, I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons li
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Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that a son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a
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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
EducationGraduationWorld
Even if I go to my grave I will wake up and come and vote. One of the manifestations of pride (in your country) is to vote for your country, and I am very happy for it.
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Every country in the world faces challenges. One of our challenges here is to ensure that we deal with poverty, lack of education.
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Everything before then was written off as savagery or barbarism. Any story that involved heroism was about white people,
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For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Freedom
He had the courage to admit that a terrible wrong had been done to our country and people through the imposition of the system of apartheid,
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Heads of state and their first ladies must be in the forefront of the campaign to fight AIDS,
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History and the generations to come will judge our leaders by the decisions they make in the coming weeks,
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History will surely judge us harshly if we do not respond with all the energy and resources that we can bring to bear in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
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How can I be expected to believe that this same racial discrimination which has been the cause of so much injustice and suffering right through the years, should now operate here to give me a fair and open trial?....consider myself neither morally nor legally obliged to obey laws made by a Parliament in which I am not represented. That the will of the people is the basis of the authority of government, is a principle universally acknowledged as sacred throughout the civilized world.
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I am accusing the truth commission of being abused and not performing the task which it was supposed to perform,
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I am confident a peaceful solution will be achieved,
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I asked for you but they told me you didn't want to see me,
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I cannot conceive of Israel withdrawing if Arab states do not recognize Israel, within secure borders.
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I cherish my own freedom dearly, but I care even more for your freedom. Too many have died since I went to prison. Too many have suffered for the love of freedom. I owe it to their widows, to their orphans, to their mothers and their fathers, who hav
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