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  • This is a very sensitive matter, highly personal, and you will appreciate it if I don't make any comment.
    (Nelson Mandela)

  • 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,
    (Nelson Mandela)

  • It always seems impossible until its done.
    (Nelson Mandela)

  • Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that a son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president...
    (Nelson Mandela)

  • 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.
    (Nelson Mandela)


  • said Nic Buchanan, the creator of the comic books. ''They don't know their own history. We celebrated democracy and the miracle, but the building stones of a progressive and enlightened society needs work.
    (Nelson Mandela)

  • Let us give publicity to HIVAIDS and not hide it, because the only way to make it appear like a normal illness like TB, like cancer, is always to come out and to say somebody has died because of HIVAIDS, ... And people will stop regarding it as something extraordinary.
    (Nelson Mandela)

  • Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
    (Nelson Mandela)

  • China is one of the most populous states in the world, a member of the United Nations, a permanent member of the Security Council. It is in the interests of South Africa to have relations with such a country,
    (Nelson Mandela)

  • All South Africans would want me to take this opportunity to convey in person our heartfelt condolences at the tragic event which afflicted your family recently,
    (Nelson Mandela)

  • A visit to this country by President Clinton is the high water mark.
    (Nelson Mandela)

  • 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,
    (Nelson Mandela)

  • 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.
    (Nelson Mandela)

  • Among our country's major challenges are crime, joblessness and corruption,
    (Nelson Mandela)

  • This project is going to bring some change to the lives of the community here,
    (Nelson Mandela)


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