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As a leader... I have always endeavored to listen to what each and every person in a discussion had to read more

As a leader... I have always endeavored to listen to what each and every person in a discussion had to say before venturing my own opinion. Oftentimes, my own opinion will simply represent a con-sensus of what I heard in the discussion. I always remember the axiom: a leader is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.

by Nelson Mandela Found in: Opinions Quotes,
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How can I be expected to believe that this same racial discrimination which has been the cause of so much read more

How can I be expected to believe that this same racial discrimination which has been the cause of so much injustice and suffering right through the years, should now operate here to give me a fair and open trial?....consider myself neither morally nor legally obliged to obey laws made by a Parliament in which I am not represented. That the will of the people is the basis of the authority of government, is a principle universally acknowledged as sacred throughout the civilized world.

by Nelson Mandela Found in: Discrimination Quotes,
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In my country we go to prison first and then become President.

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.

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Give a child love, laughter and peace, not AIDS.

Give a child love, laughter and peace, not AIDS.

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We need to exert ourselves that much more, and break out of the vicious cycle of dependence imposed on us read more

We need to exert ourselves that much more, and break out of the vicious cycle of dependence imposed on us by the financially powerful: those in command of immense market power and those who dare to fashion the world in their own image

by Nelson Mandela Found in: Dependence Quotes,
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