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Nelson Mandela

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Biography - Nelson Mandela:

South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and political leader.
Born: 1918 - Died: 2013
Period:
21st century
20th century
Place of birth: South Africa

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While poverty persists, there is no true freedom."
Nelson Mandela



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Quotes about freedom:



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"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.""
Hans Christian Andersen
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People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use."
Soren Kierkegaard
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There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere."
Nelson Mandela
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This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust: The First Part of the Tragedy
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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom."
Hannah Arendt
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Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it."
George Bernard Shaw
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Quotes about poverty:



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As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness."
Henry David Thoreau
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Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice."
Nelson Mandela
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You are going to let the fear of poverty govern you life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live."
George Bernard Shaw
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What I would say to the young men and women who are beset by hopelessness and doubt is that they should go and see what is being done on the ground to fight poverty, not like going to the zoo but to take action, to open their hearts and their consciences."
Abbé Pierre
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Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness."
George Bernard Shaw
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The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination. There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it's only money... they don't know how to enjoy it, because they have no imagination."
Alan Watts
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There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere."
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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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
Nelson Mandela
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Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice."
Nelson Mandela
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Gandhi rejects the Adam Smith notion of human nature as motivated by self-interest and brute needs and returns us to our spiritual dimension with its impulses for nonviolence, justice and equality.He exposes the fallacy of the claim that everyone can be rich and successful provided they work hard. He points to the millions who work themselves to the bone and still remain hungry."
Nelson Mandela
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When the history of our times is written, will we be remembered as the generation that turned our backs in a moment of global crisis or will it be recorded that we did the right thing?"
Nelson Mandela
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