Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.

Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.

Freedom. And Justice. If you have those two, it covers everything. You must stick to those principles and have the courage of your convictions.

The armed struggle is not ending just now. We are upholding a ceasefire. We have our arms with us.

In athletics, older runners tend to go for longer races, but it's the opposite in swimming because your body can't handle the endurance.

There are younger, stronger swimmers coming up and they are hungry.

I can't influence what they do, I only know what I can do and I know how greedy I am to defend my title.

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Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now.

Cricket civilizes people and creates good gentlemen.

I want everyone to play cricket in Zimbabwe; I want ours to be a nation of gentlemen.

Is it not obvious that Britain, under the regime of Tony Blair, has ceased to respect the Charter of the United Nations?

I am still the Hitler of the time. This Hitler has only one objective, justice for his own people, sovereignty for his people, recognition of the independence of his people, and their rights to their resources. If that is Hitler, then let me be a Hitler tenfold. Ten times, that is what we stand for.

The voice of Mr Bush and the voice of Mr Blair can't decide who shall rule in Zimbabwe, who shall rule in Africa, who shall rule in Asia, who shall rule in Venezuela, who shall rule in Iran, who shall rule in Iraq.

We will proceed with current land reform with or without sanctions, .

.. Let that position be known here and abroad and let the commercial farmers tell that to their constituency or constituencies overseas.

Mr Bush, Mr. Blair and now Mr Brown's sense of human rights precludes our people's right to their God-given resources, which in their view must be controlled by their kith and kin. I am termed dictator because I have rejected this supremacist view and frustrated the neo-colonialists.

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Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.

What is the problem? We now have aeroplanes which can take them back quicker than the ships used by their ancestors.

We have said we will never collapse, never ever.

We may have our droughts, our poverty, but as a people we shall never collapse, never ever.

If President Barack Obama wants me to allow marriage for same-sex couples in my country (Zimbabwe), he must come here so that I marry him first.

It's not possible that women can be at par with men.

Dont fight even over girlfriends. The country is full of beautiful women. If you cant get one, come to Mugabe for assistance.

We will have no mercy for white people regarding the land, they cannot own our soil.

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Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.

Sometimes you look back at girls you spent money on rather than send it to your mum and you realise witchcraft is real

There are things one must do for oneself.

South Africans will kick down a statue of a dead white man but won’t even attempt to slap a live one. Yet they can stone to death a black man simply because he’s a foreigner

Africa must revert to what it was before the imperialists divided it.

These are artificial divisions which we, in our pan-African concept will seek to remove.

We have fought for our land, we have fought for our sovereignty, small as we are we have won our independence and we are prepared to shed our blood... So, Blair keep your England, and let me keep my Zimbabwe.

The Commonwealth is a mere club, but it has become like Animal Farm, where some members are more equal than others. How can Blair claim to regulate and direct events and still say all of us are equals?

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Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.

Our economy is a hundred times better, than the average African economy.

Outside South Africa, what country is [as good as] Zimbabwe?.. What is lacking now are goods on the shelves - that is all.

If you take men and lock them in a house for five years and tell them to come up with two children and they fail to do that, then we will chop off their heads.

South Africa needs a second liberation.

Only God who appointed me will remove me.

It could never be a correct justification that, because the whites oppressed us yesterday when they had power, that the blacks must oppress them today because they have power.

I would spend my time telling stories or writing them.

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Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity.

I am an educationist. I'm an economist. I am a politician. I am also now a good storyteller, you know?

The struggle hasn't ended. It's only just begun in our view. In the sense that if all goes well during the elections and we emerge as the government there will still be another form of struggle. But there's going to be lots of work in reconstruction, resettling people. In the initial period we will expect all the support groups we have here in Britain and elsewhere to concentrate their efforts in enabling us to resettle our people.

There are many refugees, if not more refugees inside the country than outside the country. There is also the question of working to aid us at the present moment when we are campaigning for elections.

Certainly we must combine forces . South African troops are within the country.We raised this matter with Mrs [Margaret] Thatcher and Lord [Peter] Carrington when we met them and we wanted to get from them a definite commitment that they were going to get the South African troops out.

If anybody attacks us we will readjust and mobilise ourselves for action immediately. That will be the end of the ceasefire if it happens during the ceasefire period. If it happens after we have won the elections, naturally we will put up a resistance.

We will defend our victory through armed struggle. We will have to do that.

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Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.

The Patriotic Front is two organisations under a banner, and we cannot create one party overnight. It takes time. Even if we wanted it, this is not the time to do it; it would raise more contradictions in the Patriotic Front.

The anti-imperialist, forces in the country [Zimbabwe] here, I think are not that strong. The capitalist forces, the reactionary forces are far more formidable, far better organised. But we would have wanted to hear the voice of the anti-imperialist forces, those who espouse the cause of freedom, the cause of independence, everywhere.

I think that the movement is weak in Zimbabwe, much weaker than it is in Italy for example, much weaker than it is in Spain, much weaker than it is even in Germany, although there the groups are small they are very vociferous and you get them speaking loudly and organising.

We expected anyway that the democratic forces which have agreed with us in Zimbabwe would have rallied behind us. But it was a difficult struggle.

Even some of our friends, not only here, but in the international community, in Africa as well, were beginning to show weakness and their weakness, did not lend support to us and we found ourselves weak negotiators at various stages.

Our view is that we would want to see the situation in Ireland resolved, but we do not intervene in that situation for tactical reasons. Our view is commonly known that imperialism wherever it is must be fought and that justice must be done in Ireland.

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You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.

I was a senior leader within the Movement for Democratic Change.

I had a farm that was under the Zimbabwean Investment Center, which gave it special protection, because I had an external partner through the export processing zone.

Great leaders create more leaders, not followers.

If the choice were made, one for us to lose our sovereignty and become a member of the Commonwealth or remain with our sovereignty and lose the membership of the Commonwealth, I would say let the Commonwealth go.

Our party must continue to strike fear in the heart of the white man, our real enemy!

People have to remain positive and believe in those dreams. It's really important.

Robert Mugabe is not representative of who we are, what we stand for, or how we want to be viewed by the rest of world. We are peace-loving people, respectful of foreign representatives, who want the country to be a prosperous, productive. and responsible member of the global community.

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Focus on your goals, not your fear.

The multi-party agreement, known as the Global Political Agreement (GPA), created the Government of National Unity (GNU) that has acted as Zimbabwe's governing institution since 2009.

I could be rearrested at any time; there could be attempts of my life. I have no idea. You are dealing with totally unpredictable people and a nation where the rule of law means nothing.