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Memorable quotes of Nelson Mandela, politician, revolutionary, renown leader and peace icon.

Mandela served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative, multiracial election.

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Memorable quotes of Nelson Mandela, politician, revolutionary, renown leader and peace icon. Mandela served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative, multiracial election.

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I do not deny that I planned sabotage

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.

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There are many people who feel that it is useless and futile to continue talking about peace and non-violence against a government whose only reply is savage attacks on an unarmed and defenceless people.

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I do not, however, 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.

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Although Mandela s anti-apartheid involvement began as nonviolent  he later f...

Although Mandela's anti-apartheid involvement began as nonviolent, he later founded in 1961 a violent organization, known as Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), that deployed bombs and landmines against government and infrastructure targets. A year later, he would be arrested, tried and sentenced initially to five years in jail, and then in 1964 to life behind bars.

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Nonviolence is a good policy when the conditions permit.

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In countries where innocent people are dying, the leaders are following their blood rather than their brains.