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Mbeki Quotes

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Mbeki began to write a study of the workings of apartheid policy in the reserves -
the areas set aside in law for African occupation -
as early as 1959 and 1960.
- Ruth First

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

It is very much the theme of our President,
President Thabo Mbeki, whose passion is for Africa to work together,
and for Africans to get up and do things for us.
We are trying as women to do things for ourselves.
- Miriam Makeba

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A friendship that can end never really began.
- Publilius Syrus

And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born
it compels humility: what we began is now its own.
- Margaret Mead

I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit.
"No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't.
But there was going to be when I began it.
It's just that something happened to it along the way."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

It all started when my dog began getting free roll over minutes.
- Jay London

We have been travelling through a cloud.
The sky has been dark ever since the war began.
- Black Kettle

Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.
- George Eliot

Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk.
It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
- Jean Cocteau

The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago,
during and immediately after World War II.
- Barry Commoner

Even a polemic has some justification if one considers
that my own first poetic experiments began during a
dictatorship and mark the origin of the Hermetic movement.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

I began composing works which were imitative of the
music I was being told about.
I was also very interested in translating the music into visual terms.
- Henry Flynt

After a subsequent interview at Brooklyn Poly,
I was hired, and life as a fully independent researcher began.
- Rudolph A. Marcus

At thirteen I began modeling, doing my first television
commercial in ninth grade for Pizza Hut.
- Donna Rice

That was the day I began cutting classes and returning to TV tapings;
it ultimately led to a friendship with Johnny O,
and an increasing fascination and respect for what he did.
- Randy West

In the nineteenth century the more grandiose word inspiration
began to replace the word idea in the arts.
- Lukas Foss

I began to write a kind of waltz and in a little more
than an hour I had the theme written.
- Maurice Jarre

After learning the language and culture of the Chinese people,
these Jesuits began to establish contacts with the
young intellectuals of the country.
- Hu Shih

According to the official version of history,
CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980,
that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan,
24 Dec 1979.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski

My real education began when I entered the University
of Chicago in September 1951 as a graduate student.
- James Cronin

They suggested I should introduce an element of reincarnation in the story.
At first, I thought that was silly.
But then, this whole time dimension began to fascinate me.
- Roland Joffe

After wrestling with myself for six months,
I began medical treatment.
During that time I started a band with some friends
of mine called Jack's Car,
but that didn't last.
- Jack Irons

When I began playing the game, baseball was about as
gentlemanly as a kick in the crotch.
- Ty Cobb

I first began to dry specimens for preservation carelessly perhaps at first,
but before the season was over, I had collected between
one and two hundred species.
- George Bentham

In the three years since our nation began operations in Iraq,
more than 2,500 Americans have been killed and more
than 18,000 Americans have been seriously wounded.
- Ike Skelton

Artists of many diverse types began using simple forms to their own ends.
- Sol LeWitt

But when I reintroduced the Nation of Islam,
and began to host meetings in cities and thousands
and thousands of people come out.
- Louis Farrakhan

My brethren, when God first began to love you,
He gave you all that He ever meant to give you in the lump,
and eternity of time is that in which He is retailing of it out.
- Thomas Goodwin

When I began making my own albums, the songs became funkier.
They were more about the streets.
- Paul Simon

When I was in Paris, all of the German refugees began
to flow in and it was a very sad time.
- Elliott Carter

I began even as a boy to realize how wide the world
can be for a man of free intelligence.
- George Woodcock

Thought has been constantly evolving and we can't say when that system began.
- David Bohm

While there I began to study the Asian religions as theories of mind.
- Daniel Goleman

In the post war period I began again to have my doubts about Russian policy.
- Klaus Fuchs

I don't think that when Zionism began there was a claim that we were losing -
even in part -
our capacity to contribute to other peoples.
- A. B. Yehoshua

The next summer, 1794, corn grew dear,
and distress began in our land.
- Joanna Southcott

I began the way nearly everybody I ever heard of -
I began writing poetry.
And I find that to be quite usual with writers,
their trying their hand at poetry.
- Shelby Foote

I began the process of recording myself seriously in the fall of 1999.
If I could finish an album of my own music,
I would.
Five years later I am happy to say I have.
- Jack Irons

The first trip of the Pony Express was made in ten days -
an average of two hundred miles a day.
But we soon began stretching our riders and making better time.
- Buffalo Bill

They all went into the bar business.
Which was a mistake, because they began to sip at the
merchandise and it set them back,
set us all back.
Well, them more than I. - Frank McCourt

Towards the end of the eighteenth century the industrial-financial revolution began.
- Ralph A. Cram

I came to New York in 1962 and it began to look like
I might he able to make a living in 1972.
- Sam Waterston

I was a fantastic student until ten,
and then my mind began to wander.
- Grace Paley

I was in jail four and a half years.
When I came out, I continued the same struggle against injustice,
but instead of using weapons, I began to use art and cinema.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

I began like all composers, writing for small groups.
Chamber groups.
- David Del Tredici


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