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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.
Nelson Mandela
I cannot say for certain if there is such a thing as love at first sight, but I do know that the moment I first glimpsed Winnie Nomzamo, I knew that I wanted to have her as my wife.
Nelson Mandela
The names of Dingane and Bambata, Hintsa and Makana, Squngthi and Dalasile, Moshoeshoe and Sekhukhuni, were praised as the glory of the entire African nation. I hoped then that life might offer me the opportunity to serve my people and make my own humble contribution to their freedom struggle.
Nelson Mandela
In my country we go to prison first and then become President.
Nelson Mandela
Only free men can negotiate. A prisoner cannot enter into contracts.
Nelson Mandela
Leaders in all spheres who are living with HIV should be encouraged, not coerced, to lead by example and disclose their HIV status.
Nelson Mandela
Give a child love, laughter and peace, not AIDS.
Nelson Mandela
There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.
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If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
Nelson Mandela
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.
Nelson Mandela
I do not deny that I planned sabotage. I did not plan it in a spirit of recklessness nor because I have any love of violence. I planned it as a result of a calm and sober assessment of the political situation that had arisen after many years of tyranny, exploitation and oppression of my people by the whites.
Nelson Mandela
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
Even if you have a terminal disease, you don't have to sit down and mope. Enjoy life and challenge the illness that you have.
Nelson Mandela
People respond in accordance to how you relate to them. If you approach them on the basis of violence, that's how they'll react. But if you say, 'We want peace, we want stability,' we can then do a lot of things that will contribute towards the progress of our society.
Nelson Mandela
In countries where innocent people are dying, the leaders are following their blood rather than their brains.
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
Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.
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.
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There are times when a leader must move out ahead of the flock, go off in a new direction, confident that he is leading his people the right way.
Nelson Mandela
I have retired, but if there's anything that would kill me it is to wake up in the morning not knowing what to do.
Nelson Mandela
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