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Nelson Mandela
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Once a person is determined to help themselves, there is nothing that can stop them. Nelson Mandela
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Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I feel down and got back up again. Nelson Mandela
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It is not where you start but how high you aim that matters for success. Nelson Mandela
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Let the efforts of us all, prove that he [Martin Luther King] was not a mere dreamer when he spoke of the beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace being more precious than diamonds or silver or gold Nelson Mandela
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It only seems impossible until it's done. Nelson Mandela
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Running taught me valuable lessons. In cross-country competition, training counted more than intrinsic ability, and I could compensate for a lack of natural aptitude with diligence and discipline. I applied this in everything I did. Nelson Mandela
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The world remains beset by so much human suffering, poverty and deprivation. It is in your hands to make of our world a better one for all, especially the poor, vulnerable and marginalized. Nelson Mandela
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These numbers are staggering, in fact incomprehensible. By all accounts, we are dealing with the greatest health crisis in human history. Nelson Mandela
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One cannot be prepared for something while secretly believing it will not happen. Nelson Mandela
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The path of those who preach love, and not hatred, is not easy. They often have to wear a crown of thorns. Nelson Mandela
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The truth is that we are not yet free; we have merely achieved the freedom to be free, the right not to be oppressed. We have not taken the final step of our journey, but the first step on a longer and even more difficult road. For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. The true test of our devotion to freedom is just beginning. Nelson Mandela
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While poverty persists, there is no true freedom. Nelson Mandela
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There will be life after Mandela. On my last day I want to know that those who remain behind will say: 'The man who lies here has done his duty for his country and his people.' Nelson Mandela
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There is a universal respect and even admiration for those who are humble and simple by nature, and who have absolute confidence in all human beings irrespective of their social status. Nelson Mandela
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Religion is one of the most important forces in the world. Whether you are a Christian, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Jew, or a Hindu, religion is a great force, and it can help one have command of one's own morality, one's own behavior, and one's own attitude. Nelson Mandela
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Isimangaliso must be the only place on the globe where the oldest land mammal (rhinoceros) and the world biggest terrestrial mammal (elephant) share an ecosystem with the world's oldest fish (coelacanth) and the world's biggest marine mammal (whale) Nelson Mandela
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It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front. Nelson Mandela
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I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. Nelson Mandela
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Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will. Nelson Mandela
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We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender and other discrimination. Nelson Mandela
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I was not a messiah, but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extraordinary circumstances. Nelson Mandela
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Thinking too well of people often allows them to be better than they otherwise would. Nelson Mandela
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My respect for human beings is based not on the colour of a man's skin nor authority he may wield, but purely on merit. Nelson Mandela
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Extremists on all sides thrive, fed by the blood lust of centuries gone by. Nelson Mandela
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I would like it to be said: here lies a man who has done his duty on earth Nelson Mandela
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I stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant of you, the people. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today. I therefore place the remaining years of my life in your hands. Nelson Mandela
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The people of South Africa have spoken in these elections. They want change! And change is what they will get. Our plan is to create jobs, promote peace and reconciliation, and to guarantee freedom for all South Africans. Nelson Mandela
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The authorities liked to say that we received a balanced diet; it was indeed balanced - between the unpalatable and the inedible. Nelson Mandela
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History and the generations to come will judge our leaders by the decisions they make in the coming weeks. Nelson Mandela
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I'm not going to sit here and argue with you. Just PUT THE BLOODY METER ON. Nelson Mandela
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If you are stimulated by what you do, you never get tired Nelson Mandela
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Abject poverty is demeaning, is an assault on the dignity of those that suffer it. In the end it demeans us all. It makes the freedom of all of us less meaningful. Nelson Mandela
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We, the people of South Africa, declare for all our country and the world to know: That South Africa belongs to all who live in it, black and white, and that no government can justly claim authority unless it is based on the will of the people. Nelson Mandela
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Our march to freedom is irreversible. We must not allow fear to stand in our way. Universal suffrage on a common voters' roll in a united, democratic and non-racial South Africa is the only way to peace and racial harmony. Nelson Mandela
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A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special. Nelson Mandela
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Let us remind ourselves that our work is far from complete. Where there is poverty and sickness, including AIDS, where human beings are being oppressed, there is more work to be done. Our work is for freedom for all... Nelson Mandela
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Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead. Nelson Mandela
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Democracy is based on the majority principle. This is especially true in a country such as ours where the vast majority have been systematically denied their rights. At the same time, democracy also requires that the rights of political and other minorities be safeguarded. Nelson Mandela
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Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility. Nelson Mandela
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Israel should withdraw from all the areas which it won from the Arabs in 1967, and in particular Israel should withdraw completely from the Golan Heights, from south Lebanon and from the West Bank. Nelson Mandela
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You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself. Nelson Mandela
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Rhetoric is not important. Actions are. Nelson Mandela
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Che Guevara's life is an inspiration for every human being who loves freedom. We will always honor his memory. Nelson Mandela
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You will achieve more in this world through acts of mercy than you will through acts of retribution. Nelson Mandela
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When we decided to take up arms, it was because the only other choice was to surrender and to submit to slavery. Nelson Mandela
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Let us give practical recognition to the injustices of the past,by building a future based on equality&social justice Nelson Mandela
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I cannot and will not give any undertaking at a time when I, and you, the people, are not free. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated. Nelson Mandela
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It is music and dancing that make me at peace with the world. Nelson Mandela
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What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead. Nelson Mandela
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Apartheid is a crime against humanity. Israel has deprived millions of Palestinians of their liberty and property. It has perpetuated a system of gross racial discrimination and inequality. It has systematically incarcerated and tortured thousands of Palestinians, contrary to the rules of international law. It has, in particular, waged a war against a civilian population, in particular children. Nelson Mandela
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Part of building a new nation means building a spirit of tolerance, love and respect amongst the people of this country. Nelson Mandela
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The so-called 'Palestinian autonomous areas' are bantustans. These are restricted entities within the power structure of the Israeli apartheid system. Nelson Mandela
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Honesty,sincer ity,simplicity, humility, pure generosity,abse nce of vanity,readines s to serve others -qualities which are within easy reach of every soul -are the foundation of one's spiritual life. Nelson Mandela
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Each of us, as citizens, has a role to play in creating a better world for our children Nelson Mandela
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A society that does not value its older people denies its roots and endangers its future. Let us strive to enhance their capacity to support themselves for as long as possible and, when they cannot do so anymore, to care for them. Nelson Mandela
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We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians. Nelson Mandela
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A garden was one of the few thing in prison that one could control. To plant a seed, watch it grow, to tend it then harvest it, offered a simple but enduring satisfaction. The sense of being the custodian of this small patch of earth offered a taste of freedom. Nelson Mandela
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The Commonwealth makes the world safe for diversity Nelson Mandela
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I found solitary confinement the most forbidding aspect of prison life. There is no end and no beginning; there is only one's mind, which can begin to play tricks. Was that a dream or did it really happen? One begins to question everything. Nelson Mandela
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I greet you all in the name of peace, democracy and freedom for all. Nelson Mandela
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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. Nelson Mandela
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I have never cared very much for personal prizes. A person does not become a freedom fighter in the hope of winning awards. Nelson Mandela
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I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. Nelson Mandela
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If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don't ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers. Nelson Mandela
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Sabotage did not involve loss of life, and it offered the best hope for future race relations. Bitterness would be kept to a minimum and, if the policy bore fruit, democratic government could become a reality. Nelson Mandela
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Whatever position I occupied, it was the result of colleagues - of my comrades in the movement - who had decided in their wisdom to use me for the purpose of focusing the attention of the country and the international community on me. Nelson Mandela
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Especially for those of us who lived in single cells, you had the time to sit down and think, and we discovered that sitting down just to think is one of the best ways of keeping yourself fresh and able, to be able to address the problems facing you, and you had the opportunity, also, of examining your past. Nelson Mandela
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Intervention only works when the people concerned seem to be keen for peace. Nelson Mandela
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Prison life, fortunately, I spent a lot of years, about 18 years with other prisoners, and, as I say, they enriched your soul. Nelson Mandela
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Before I went to jail, I was active in politics as a member of South Africa's leading organization - and I was generally busy from 7 A.M. until midnight. I never had time to sit and think. Nelson Mandela
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