"Science is always inquiring."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Thabo Mbeki on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Thabo Mbeki on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Thabo Mbeki on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Thabo Mbeki on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Thabo Mbeki on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"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."
"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."
"If you sit in a position where decisions that you take would have a serious effect on people, you can't ignore a lot of experience around the world which says this drug has these negative effects."
"As a consequence of the victories we have registered during our first ten years of freedom, we have laid a firm foundation for the new advances we must and will make during the next decade."
"One of the matters that must be addressed is that Rwanda and Uganda have to leave the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We're also supporting processes to ensure that the political dialogue among the Congolese themselves takes place so that the people there can decide their future."