"The poor prey on one another because their lives offer no hope and communicate the tragic message to these human beings that they have no possibility to attain a decent standard of living."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Thabo Mbeki on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Thabo Mbeki on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Thabo Mbeki on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Thabo Mbeki on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Thabo Mbeki on Dalai Lama
"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."