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Thabo Mbeki Quotes and Sayings

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Many of our own people here in this country do not ask about computers,
telephones and television sets.
They ask - when will we get a road to our village.
- Thabo Mbeki

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We are not being arrogant or complacent when we are said that our country,
as a united nation, has never in its entire history,
enjoyed such a confluence of encouraging possibilities.
- Thabo Mbeki

It's very worrying at this time in the world that any
point of view should be prohibited,
that's banned, there are heretics that should be burned at the stake.
- Thabo Mbeki

We will continue to count on your unwavering support
and commitment to working with leaders of our continent
in bringing about the desired renaissance of Africa.
- Thabo Mbeki

 

South Africa was to evolve into the most pernicious
example of the criminal practise of colonial and white minority domination.
- Thabo Mbeki

Well, because lots of questions had been raised about
the toxicity of the drug,
which is very serious.
- Thabo Mbeki

Those who oppressed us described us as the Dark Continent!
- Thabo Mbeki

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It wouldn't sit easily on one's conscience that you
had been warned and there could be danger,
but nevertheless you went ahead and said let's dispense these drugs.
- Thabo Mbeki

If we only said safe sex, use a condom,
we won't stop the spread of AIDS in this country.
- Thabo Mbeki

South Africa belongs to all who live in it,
black and white.
- Thabo Mbeki

Together we have travelled a long road to be where we are today.
This has been a road of struggle against colonial and apartheid oppression.
- Thabo Mbeki

When will the day come that our dignity will be fully restored,
when the purpose of our lives will no longer be merely
to survive until the sun rises tomorrow!
- Thabo Mbeki

That surely must be a concern to anyone who decides
this drug must be given to stop transmissions,
again from mother to child, which is extremely costly
and must be taken into account.
- Thabo Mbeki

The poor prey on one another because their lives offer
no hope and communicate the tragic message to these
human beings that they have no possibility to attain
a decent standard of living.
- Thabo Mbeki

The concern around probable questions,
which in a sense have been hidden, will grow around
the world and the matter is critical,
the reason we are doing all this is so we can respond
correctly to what is reported to be a major catastrophe
on the African continent.
- Thabo Mbeki

One of the things that became clear,
and which was actually rather disturbing,
was the fact that there was a view which was being
expressed by people whose scientific credentials you can't question.
- Thabo Mbeki

As a consequence of the victories we have registered
during our first ten years of freedom,
we have laid a firm foundation for the new advances
we must and will make during the next decade.
- Thabo Mbeki

If you sit in a position where decisions that you take
would have a serious effect on people,
you can't ignore a lot of experience around the world
which says this drug has these negative effects.
- Thabo Mbeki

A matter that seems to be very clear in terms of the alternative view,
is what do you expect to happen in Africa with regard to immune systems,
where people are poor, subject to repeat infections and all of that.
Surely you would expect their immune systems to collapse.
- Thabo Mbeki

I don't imagine Heads of Government would ever be able
to say I'm not an economist therefore I can't take
decisions on matters of the economy;
I'm not a soldier I can't take decisions on matters of defence;
I'm not an educationist so I can't take decisions about education.
- Thabo Mbeki

I get a sense that we've all been educated into one school of thought.
I'm not surprised at all to find among the overwhelming majority of scientists,
are people who would hold one particular view because
that's all they're exposed to.
- Thabo Mbeki

We've had a long wrangle with the pharmaceutical industry about parallel imports,
and what we were saying is we want to make medicines
and drugs as affordable as a possible to what is largely a poor population.
- Thabo Mbeki

I say that why don't we bring all points of view.
Sit around a table and discuss this evidence,
and produce evidence as it may be, and let's see what the outcome is,
which is why we are having this International panel
which we are all talking about.
- Thabo Mbeki

CALM IN CHAOS
In the midst of the flurry - clarity.
In the midst of the storm - calm.
In the midst of divided interests - certainty.
In the many roads - a certain choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is defined more by its contrasts than its samenesses;
Life is defined more by its risks than the many securities.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Celebration has many different outfits
but she always wears the same beautiful dancing shoes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
- Alfred Adler

Facts are many, but the truth is one.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There are as many pillows of illusion
as flakes in a snow-storm.
We wake from one dream into another dream.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
- Publilius Syrus

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

The fox has many tricks.
The hedgehog has but one.
But that is the best of all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life
are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
- Henry David Thoreau

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

Many hands make light work.
- Proverb

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the midst of the flurry - clarity.
In the midst of the storm - calm.
In the midst of divided interests - certainty.
In the many roads - a certain choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

The moment you become miserly you are closed
to the basic phenomenon of life: expansion, sharing.
The moment you start clinging to things,
you have missed the target.
Because things are not the target,
you, your innermost being, is the target -
not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you;
not much money, but a rich you;
not many things, but an open being,
available to millions of things.
- Osho

There are many answers you have received
but have not yet heard.
- A Course In Miracles

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
- The Buddha

There are not many things in life
so beautiful as true friendship,
and not many things more uncommon.
- Anonymous

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use
of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that, seize the opportunity
to sharpen those qualities even more sharply
by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Many people know so little about what
is beyond their short range of experience.
They look within themselves - and find nothing!
Therefore they conclude that there
is nothing outside themselves either.
- Helen Keller

Each man's life touches so many other lives.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Life is like dancing.
If we have a big floor, many people will dance.
Some will get angry when the rhythm changes.
But life is changing all the time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

And as he spoke of understanding,
I looked up and saw the rainbow leap
with flames of many colors over me.
- Black Elk

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The beauty of facing life unprepared is tremendous.
Then life has a newness, a youth;
then life has a flow and freshness.
Then life has so many surprises.
And when life has so many surprises,
boredom never settles in you.
- Osho

Misery nourishes your ego -
that's why you see so many miserable people in the world.
The basic, central point is the ego.
- Osho

Just because it's true, I say as often as I can
in as many ways as I can form, "I sure love you."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things:
of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings."
- Lewis Carroll


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