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It always seems impossible until it's done.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.
Nothing is black or white, nothing's 'us or them.' But then there are magical, beautiful things in the world. There's incredible acts of kindness and bravery, and in the most unlikely places, and it gives you hope.
I was born in South Africa during apartheid, a system of laws that made it illegal for people to mix in South Africa. And this was obviously awkward because I grew up in a mixed family. My mother's a black woman, South African Xhosa woman... and my father's Swiss, from Switzerland.
Whatever you go into, you have to go in there to be the best. There's no formulas. It's all about passion and honesty and hard work. It might look glamorous, but it takes a lot of hard work. The blessing with the arts is that you can do it forever.
In our quest for peace, we should constantly ask ourselves what we should do to create conditions in which peace can prosper.
F. W. de Klerk
We had to forge an alliance of strength based not on colour but on commitment to the total abolition of apartheid and oppression; we would seek allies, of whatever colour, as long as they were totally agreed on our liberation aims.
We have a shared destiny, a shared responsibility to save the world from those who attempt to destroy it.
We must stop the division among us. We must stop factionalism. We must embrace unity; we must embrace working together, because if we are divided, we will not be able to win in 2019.
Girls are the future mothers of our society, and it is important that we focus on their well-being.
I don't give a damn what people say about me. I like me the way I am, and who cares what other people say?
Modeling was never a passion of mine.
The harder you work, the luckier you get.
I think that probably the most important thing about our education was that it taught us to question even those things we thought we knew. To say you've got to inquire, you've got to be testing your knowledge all the time in order to be more effective in what you're doing.
The only real things in life is the unexpected things. Everything else is just an illusion.
Watkin Tudor Jones
Education is at the heart of achieving your dreams.
I like a man who looks like a bad boy but knows how to treat a woman like a queen.
Swimming is my passion and something that I love.
Natalie du Toit
I don't believe medical discoveries are doing much to advance human life. As fast as we create ways to extend it we are inventing ways to shorten it.
Generally, when I come to festivals, I just wander freely and see what happens.
Leaving Interscope was not a personal thing. These record companies are a certain kind of machine, and we weren't able to function in it.
I'm a physician. I've been blessed with ideas and resources to use technology to make the world a better place. That's what I would like to leave behind.
I found them uncomfortable and after that I decided to continue running barefoot because I found it more comfortable. I felt more in touch with what was happening - I could actually feel the track.
Stars talk about how they dislike fans fussing over them, begging for autographs and things like that, but deep down inside, they love every minute of it.
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