He who acts with a constant view to his own advantage will be much murmured against.
I want to see Nelson walking down the streets of South Africa; I want to see him walking hand-in-hand with Winnie Mandela.
In my view, Africa's real problems are cultural.
We in the United States should be all the more thankful for the freedom and religious tolerance we enjoy. And we should always remember the lessons learned from the Holocaust, in hopes we stay vigilant against such inhumanity now and in the future.
Whoever feels predestined to see and not to believe will find all believers too noisy and pushy: he guards against them.
When I left South Africa there were 10 million people - when I came back there were more than 40 million. I had to learn how to get to the highways because when I left where there were no highways.
How well he's read, to reason against reading!
What kind of people do they think we are? Is it possible they do not realize that we shall never cease to persevere against them until they have been taught a lesson which they and the world will never forget?
The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.
The Iraq War was the first conflict in western history in which an imperialist war was massively protested against before it had even been launched.
When I left South Africa in 1960 I was 20 years old. I wanted to try to get an education, and music education was not available for me in South Africa.
The fight for justice against corruption is never easy. It never has been and never will be. It exacts a toll on our self, our families, our friends, and especially our children. In the end, I believe, as in my case, the price we pay is well worth holding on to our dignity.
Africa has been troubled for a long time - well, the world has been troubled ever since I was born.
The great defense against the air menace is to attack the enemy's aircraft as near as possible to their point of departure.
The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.
If you stand for something you will have people for you and people against you. But if you stand for nothing you will have nobody for you and nobody against you.
I wish I could spend more time in Africa. I have this intense sense of complete relaxation and normality here.
I want to make sure that people understand that, behind this national conversation around transgender rights, there are real people who hurt when they're mocked, who hurt when they're discriminated against, and who just want to be treated with dignity and respect.
I realized that I was African when I came to the United States. Whenever Africa came up in my college classes, everyone turned to me. It didn't matter whether the subject was Namibia or Egypt; I was expected to know, to explain.
The legal battle against segregation is won, but the community battle goes on.