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" Forget the past. "
" Our single most important challenge is therefore to help establish a social order in which the freedom of the individual will truly mean the freedom of the individual. "
" I am confident that nobody... will accuse me of selfishness if I ask to spend time, while I am still in good health, with my family, my friends and also with myself. "
" We can't afford to be killing one another. "
" I cannot conceive of Israel withdrawing if Arab states do not recognize Israel, within secure borders. "
" After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. "
" There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. "
" Our daily deeds as ordinary South Africans must produce an actual South African reality that will reinforce humanity's belief in justice, strengthen its confidence in the nobility of the human soul, and sustain all our hopes for a glorious life for all. "
" There is nothing I fear more than waking up without a program that will help me bring a little happiness to those with no resources, those who are poor, illiterate, and ridden with terminal disease. "
" There is no such thing as part freedom. "
" Leaders in all spheres who are living with HIV should be encouraged, not coerced, to lead by example and disclose their HIV status. "
" I realized quickly what Mandela and Tambo meant to ordinary Africans. It was a place where they could come and find a sympathetic ear and a competent ally, a place where they would not be either turned away or cheated, a place where they might actually feel proud to be represented by men of their own skin color. "
" 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. "
" There are so many men and women who hold no distinctive positions but whose contribution towards the development of society has been enormous. "
" I detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man. "
" A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. "
" Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all. "
" I started to make a study of the art of war and revolution and, whilst abroad, underwent a course in military training. If there was to be guerrilla warfare, I wanted to be able to stand and fight with my people and to share the hazards of war with them. "
" Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom. "
" Give a child love, laughter and peace, not AIDS. "
" If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. "
" 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. "
" I was called a terrorist yesterday, but when I came out of jail, many people embraced me, including my enemies, and that is what I normally tell other people who say those who are struggling for liberation in their country are terrorists. "
" The United States has made serious mistakes in the conduct of its foreign affairs, which have had unfortunate repercussions long after the decisions were taken. "
" I have been influenced in my thinking by both west and east. "
" Unlike some politicians, I can admit to a mistake. "
" Let us give publicity to H.I.V./AIDS 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 say somebody has died because of H.I.V./AIDS, and people will stop regarding it as something extraordinary. "
" Africans require, want, the franchise on the basis of one man one vote. They want political independence. "
" Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another. "
" In countries where innocent people are dying, the leaders are following their blood rather than their brains. "
" Our human compassion binds us the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future. "