"Everybody now admits that apartheid was wrong, and all I did was tell the people who wanted to know where I come from how we lived in South Africa. I just told the world the truth. And if my truth then becomes political, I can't do anything about that."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."Miriam Makeba on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."Miriam Makeba on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."Miriam Makeba on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."Miriam Makeba on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."Miriam Makeba on Winston Churchill
"Age is getting to know all the ways the world turns, so that if you cannot turn the world the way you want, you can at least get out of the way so you won't get run over."
"Which goes to show you, you can make all the laws you want, but you cannot change people's ways. If you must change them, you have to understand that it will take a long time."
"Girls are the future mothers of our society, and it is important that we focus on their well-being."
"In the mind, in the heart, I was always home. I always imagined, really, going back home."
"And why is our music called world music? I think people are being polite. What they want to say is that it's third world music. Like they use to call us under developed countries, now it has changed to developing countries, it's much more polite."