15 WISE QUOTES- QUOTED FROM MWAL. JULIUS K. NYERERE'S SPEECH.

1. Education is not a way to escape poverty, it is a way of fighting it.   Julius K. Nyerere

2. If real development is to take place, the people have to be involved. Julius K. Nyerere  

3. Democracy is not a bottle of Coca-Cola which you can import. Democracy should develop according to that particular country. I never went to a country, saw many parties and assumed that it is democratic. You cannot define democracy purely in terms of multi-partist parties. (June 1991 in Brazil when asked about single and multi-party democracy). Julius K. Nyerere

4. African nationalism is meaningless, dangerous, anachronistic, if it is not, at the same time, pan-Africanism. Julius K. Nyerere 

5. Independence cannot be real if a nation depends upon gifts. Julius K. Nyerere

6. Capitalism means that the masses will work, and a few people – who may not labor at all – will benefit from that work. The few will sit down to a banquet, and the masses will eat whatever is left over. Julius K. Nyerere

7. There is no time to waste. We must either unite now or perish. Julius K. Nyerere

8. No nation has the right to make decisions for another nation; no people for another people. Julius K. Nyerere

9. Small nations are like indecently dressed women. They tempt the evil-minded. Julius K. Nyerere

10. The greatest contraceptive one can have in the developing world is the knowledge that your children will live. Julius K. Nyerere

11. The greatest contraceptive one can have in the developing world is the knowledge that your children will live. Julius K. Nyerere

12. We, in Africa, have no more need of being 'converted' to socialism than we have of being 'taught' democracy. Both are rooted in our past -- in the traditional society which produced us. Julius K. Nyerere

13. Should we really let our people starve so we can pay our debts. Julius K. Nyerere

14. We spoke and acted as if, given the opportunity for self-government, we would quickly create utopias. Instead injustice, even tyranny, is rampant. Julius K. Nyerere

15. “A nation which refuses to learn from foreign culture is nothing but a nation of idiots and lunatics... But to learn from other cultures does not mean we should abandon our own.” Julius K. Nyerere

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