468 – “Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. And overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life. While poverty persists, there is no true freedom.”

–Nelson Mandela

Quote Number:  141

Source: Mandela, Nelson. “Speech for the ‘Make Poverty History’ Campaign” Speech, Trafalgar Square, London. February 3, 2005. Online from the BBC Here.

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