Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. 

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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.

Leaders in all spheres who are living with HIV should be encouraged not coerced to lead by example and disclose their HIV status.

Courageous people do not fear forgiving for the sake of peace.

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.

I detest racialism because I regard it as a barbaric thing whether it comes from a black man or a white man.

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 cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities.

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.

I was not a messiah but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extraordinary circumstances.

I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.

Give a child love laughter and peace not AIDS.

A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer and thus emerge stronger. You don't have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial and uninformed.

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

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.

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?

My son has died of AIDS.

Africans require want the franchise on the basis of one man one vote. They want political independence.

Nonviolence is a good policy when the conditions permit.

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.

I should tie myself to no particular system of society other than of socialism.

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