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Nelson Mandela

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I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of bei...
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I have never cared very much for personal prizes. A man does not become a freedom fighter in the hop...
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When I think about the past, the types of things they did, I feel angry, but then again that is my f...
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The power of imagination created the illusion that my vision went much farther than the naked eye co...
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True reconciliation does not consist in merely forgetting the past.
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Where is your bat? ... You're a handsome young chap you know.
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Without language, one cannot talk to people and understand them; one cannot share their hopes and as...
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Lead from the front — but don t leave your base behind.
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When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an ou...
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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
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Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
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I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to s...
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I hate racial discrimination most intensely and all its manifestations. I have fought all my life; I...
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How can I be expected to believe that this same racial discrimination which has been the cause of so...
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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 enhanc...
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I realized quickly what Mandela and Tambo meant to ordinary Africans. It was a place where they coul...
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I am confident that nobody... will accuse me of selfishness if I ask to spend time, while I am still...
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I stand here before you not as a prophet, but as a humble servant of you, the people.
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Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.
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There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its childr...
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If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your pa...
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I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.
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There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of th...
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Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to fur...
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It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory w...
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If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United State...
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I can't pretend that I'm brave and that I can beat the whole world.
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We can't afford to be killing one another.
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I was called a terrorist yesterday, but when I came out of jail, many people embraced me, including ...
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Our single most important challenge is therefore to help establish a social order in which the freed...
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There are many people in South Africa who are rich and who can share those riches with those not so ...
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No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.
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We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, ...
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I cannot conceive of Israel withdrawing if Arab states do not recognize Israel, within secure border...
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Before I went to jail, I was active in politics as a member of South Africa's leading organizati...
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Our human compassion binds us the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human bein...
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As an attorney, I could be rather flamboyant in court. I did not act as though I were a black man in...
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There are many people who feel that it is useless and futile to continue talking about peace and non...
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The education I received was a British education, in which British ideas, British culture, British i...
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A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the othe...
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Then we'd get behind them and drive them up a valley. Then we'd stab a pig, it would cry, and then w...
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That was one of the things that worried me - to be raised to the position of a semi-god - because th...
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