Nelson Mandela Quotes

Nelson Mandela Quotes: 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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Nelson Mandela Quote: What has sustained me even in the most grim moments is the knowledge that I am a member of a tried and tested family which has triumphed over many difficulties.
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Quotes about Nelson Mandela: 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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Quote about Nelson Mandela: There is an absence of democratic accountability and control in every sphere of government and the state. To address this debilitating legacy requires determined action and a deep commitment to transforming our society from a crisis ridden present into something all South Africans can be truly proud of.
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Nelson Mandela Sayings: At the meeting I argued that the state had given us no alternative to violence. I said it was wrong and immoral to subject our people to armed attacks by the state without offering them some kind of alternative. I mentioned again that people on their own had taken up arms. Violence would begin whether we initiated it or not. Would it not be better to guide this violence ourselves, according to principles where we saved lives by attacking symbols of oppression, and not people? If we did not take the lead now, I said, we would soon be latecomers and followers to a movement we did not control.
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Nelson Mandela Saying: 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.
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Sayings about Nelson Mandela: There can be no greater gift than that of giving one's time and energy to help others without expecting anything in return.
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Saying about Nelson Mandela: I came to accept that I have no right whatsoever to judge others in terms of my own customs, however much I may be proud of such customs.
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Nelson Mandela Quotes: Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.
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Nelson Mandela Quote: 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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Quotes about Nelson Mandela: There are many people in South Africa who are rich and who can share those riches with those not so fortunate who have not been able to conquer poverty.
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Quote about Nelson Mandela: We can neither heal nor build if, on the one hand the rich in our society see the poor as hordes of irritants or if on the other hand the poor sit back, expecting charity. All of us must take responsibility for the upliftment of our conditions, prepared to give our best to the benefit of all
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Nelson Mandela Sayings: Without education, your children can never really meet the challenges they will face. So it's very important to give children education and explain that they should play a role for their country.
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Nelson Mandela Saying: There is little favorable to be said about poverty, but it was often an incubator of true friendship.
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Sayings about Nelson Mandela: Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.
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Saying about Nelson Mandela: We need a fundamental change of mindset with regards to the way we speak and behave about sex and sexuality. Boys and men have a particularly critical role in this regard, changing the chauvinist and demeaning ways sexuality and women were traditionally dealt with in both our actions and speaking.
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Nelson Mandela Quotes: Extremists on all sides thrive, fed by the blood lust of centuries gone by.
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Nelson Mandela Quote: It is my deepest conviction that the children should be seen and heard as our most treasured assets.
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