The best Quotes by Thabo Mbeki

The best Quotes by Thabo Mbeki

Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki (born 18 June 1942) is a South African politician who served as the second president of South Africa from 14 June 1999 to 24 September 2008, when he resigned at the request of his party, the African National Congress (ANC). Before that, he was deputy president under Nelson Mandela from 1994 to 1999.

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.
South Africa belongs to all who live in it, black and white.
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.
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.
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!

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Education is the most powerful weapon you can choose to change the world.
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Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.
Nelson Mandela - 05.12.2013
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If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.
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To overthrow oppression has been sanctioned by humanity and is the highest aspiration of every free man.
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Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front.
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Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.
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I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
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A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
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If you look at those matters, you will come to the conclusion that the attitude of the United States of America is a threat to world peace.
Nelson Mandela - 2002, on the US, preparing to invade Iraq
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Give a child love, laughter and peace, not AIDS.
Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.
I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.
Let freedom reign. The sun shall never set on so glorious a human achievement.
To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Apartheid is the rule of the gun and the hangman.
Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024
We've had a lot of away games in the Champions League this season where we've heard the fans. When I think of the game in Newcastle, where you can hear our fans the whole time, even though it was said beforehand that Newcastle is the loudest stadium in England – that's really saying something. We are looking forward to our fans, they will deliver again in Paris.
I felt like a child amongst all the established players. First of all I had to prove myself in training and earn respect and over several months show what I was capable of.
Florian Wirtz - July 2021

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