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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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Of all the observations I have made on the strike, none has brought forth so much heat and emotion as the stress and emphasis we put on non- violence. Our most loyal supporters, whose courage and devotion has never been doubted, unanimously and stren
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One of the few advantages of prison is that you have time to read and time for reflection, ... If the comic reaches new readers, then the project will have been worthwhile.
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One of the few advantages of prison life is that one has time to read. This opened our minds and forced us to re-examine some of our views.
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One temptation of a leader elected unopposed is that he may use that powerful position to settle scores with his detractors, marginalize them and, in certain cases, get rid of them and surround himself with yes men and women,
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Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.
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Our continent must be allowed to do its own things, charting its course and destiny.
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Our hope is that the elementary reading of comics will lead to the joy of reading good books,
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Our morality does not allow us to desert our friends,
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P.W. Botha is not above the law,
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President Clinton, as well as the first lady, Hillary, they have the correct instincts on the major international questions facing the world today, ... For that reason, I hold him ... in high respect.
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reaching the end of a long and heroic struggle.
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Representatives of the contesting parties have made a request that they would like to meet in South Africa ... to be able to discuss their problems,
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South Africa is moving in the right direction, ... We should have confidence that there are great days ahead.
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Such leaders have not perished. They are coming up in droves and inspire an entire continent,
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That was one of the things that worried me - to be raised to the position of a semi-god - because then you are no longer a human being. I wanted to be known as Mandela, a man with weaknesses, some of which are fundamental, and a man who is committed,
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The curious beauty of African music is that it uplifts even as it tells a sad tale. You may be poor, you may have only a ramshackle house, you may have lost your job, but that song gives you hope. African music is often about the aspirations of the A
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The Free State Landscape gladdens my heart, no matter what my mood. When I am here I feel that nothing can shut me in and that my thoughts can roam as far as the horizons.
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The government has interpreted the peacefulness of the movement as a weakness: the people's non-violent policies have been taken as a green light for government violence. Refusal to resort to force has been interpreted by the government as an invitat
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The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
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the histories of our two peoples correspond in such painful and poignant ways that I intensely feel myself at home amongst my compatriots.
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