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South African Statesman First democratically elected State President of South Africa (1994), 1993 Nobel Prize for Peace, b.1918
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I detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man
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I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.
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I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses.
Unity
I hate racial discrimination most intensely and all its manifestations. I have fought all my life; I fight now, and will do so until the end of my days. Even although I now happen to be tried by one, whose opinion I hold in high esteem, I detest most violently the set-up that surrounds me here. It makes me feel that I am a Black man in a White man's court. This should not be I should feel perfectly at ease and at home with the assurance that I am being tried by a fellow South African, who does not regard me as an inferior, entitled to a special type of justice.
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I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society.
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I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination . . . but if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.
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I have never cared very much for personal prizes. A man does not become a freedom fighter in the hope of winning awards, but when I was notified that I had won the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Mr de Klerk, I was deeply moved. The Nobel Peace P
Confidence
I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment
Freedom
I hope you will be able to discuss and consider this matter urgently and tell me your decision.
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I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
CourageLearning
I regard it as a duty which I owed, not just to my people, but also to my profession, to the practice of law, and to the justice for all mankind, to cry out against this discrimination which is essentially unjust and opposed to the whole basis of the attitude towards justice which is part of the tradition of legal training in this country. I believed that in taking up a stand against this injustice I was upholding the dignity of what should be an honorable profession.
Discrimination
I say to all those leaders: Do not look the other way, do not hesitate ... It is within your power to prevent a genocide.
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I told the relatives that he would go to a country trusted by Britain and the United States to serve his full sentence, and the length of the sentence would be determined by the Scottish authorities,
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I voted for myself. Even if I go to my grave, I will wake up and come and vote.
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If each and every party involved in those commissions had asked me to testify, it would have completely undermined the function of government.
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If it is easy to read for other people like me, with eyes not like they used to be, and it reaches entirely new readers, then the project will prove to be worthwhile.
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If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don't ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers.
Elections
If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.
Dreams
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Understanding
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
Peace
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