1. 10

    A house should not be built so close to another that a chicken from one can lay an egg in the neighbor's yard, nor so far away that a child cannot shout to the yard of his neighbor.

  2. 9

    In Tanganyika we believe that only evil, Godless men would make the color of a mans skin the criteria for granting him civil rights.

  3. 8

    In Tanzania, it was more than one hundred tribal units which lost their freedom; it was one nation that regained it.

  4. 7

    Small nations are like indecently dressed women. They tempt the evil-minded.

  5. 6

    No nation has the right to make decisions for another nation; no people for another people.

  6. 5

    If a door is shut, attempts should be made to open it; if it is ajar, it should be pushed until it is wide open. In neither case should the door be blown up at the expense of those inside.

  7. 4

    There is no time to waste. We must either unite now or perish.

  8. 3

    If real development is to take place, the people have to be involved.

  9. 2

    Decisions made in Washington are more important to us than those made here in Dar es-Salaam. So, maybe my people should be allowed to vote in American presidential elections.

  10. 1

    Cooperation and conflict are two sides of the same coin; both arise out of man's relationship with his fellows. The larger the group, the greater the possibility of development through cooperation, and the greater the possibility of conflict.

  11. Last Update: 7 March 2021

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