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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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This is one of the most important moments in the life of our country. I stand here before you filled with deep pride and joy - pride in the ordinary, humble people of this country. You have shown such calm, patient determination to reclaim this count
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This project is going to bring some change to the lives of the community here,
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Those South Africans who berate me for being loyal to our friends, literally they can go and throw themselves into a pool. I am not going to betray the trust of those who helped us.
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Today the majority of South Africans, black and white, recognize that apartheid has no future. It has to be ended by our own decisive mass action in order to build peace and security. The mass campaign of defiance and other actions of our organizatio
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Today we stand at the grave of one of the greatest among that generation of great freedom fighters.
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Tomorrow the two groups will meet on the ship,
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truly non-racist and non-sexist democracy.
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We all felt on top of the world. It was a justification for the sacrifices which had been made by our people since the arrival of whites in this country in 1652.
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We cannot proclaim this century the African Century and then ignore the AIDS pandemic, as some political leaders are apt to do. To claim this century the African Century is to declare war on AIDS.
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We have failed to take HIV/AIDS seriously, ... That failure is a betrayal of our struggle for social justice and hope for our society.
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We know what needs to be done -- all that is missing is the will to do it,
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We must act together to bring some credibility to the process,
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We must find ways and means to make lifesaving treatment available to all who need it.
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We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
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We need bold initiatives to prevent new infections among young people, and large-scale actions to prevent mother-to-child transmission, ... In the face of the grave threat posed by HIV/AIDS, we have to rise above our differences and combine our efforts to save our people. History will judge us harshly if we fail to do so now, and right now.
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We need to exert ourselves that much more, and break out of the vicious cycle of dependence imposed on us by the financially powerful: those in command of immense market power and those who dare to fashion the world in their own image
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We owe this to the countless men, women and children across generations who carried this anthem in their hearts, in the face of bullets and the hangman's noose,
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We... call for the rigorous implementation of the U.N. Security Council sanctions to oblige UNITA fully to implement the Lusaka peace protocol,
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What I am condemning is that one power, with a president who has no foresight, who cannot think properly, is now wanting to plunge the world into a holocaust.
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Whatever mistakes he may have made, and it is possible that he has made very fundamental mistakes as many of us have done, I hope South Africa will not forget the role he has played,
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