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You cannot develop people. You must allow people to develop themselves.
Education is not a way to escape poverty, it is a way of fighting it.
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.
If real development is to take place, the people have to be involved.
Independence cannot be real if a nation depends upon gifts.
There is no time to waste. We must either unite now or perish.
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.
No nation has the right to make decisions for another nation; no people for another people.
Small nations are like indecently dressed women. They tempt the evil-minded.
In Tanzania, it was more than one hundred tribal units which lost their freedom; it was one nation that regained it.
In Tanganyika we believe that only evil, Godless men would make the color of a mans skin the criteria for granting him civil rights.
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.
The greatest contraceptive one can have in the developing world is the knowledge that your children will live
African nationalism is meaningless, dangerous, anachronistic, if it is not, at the same time, pan-Africanism.
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.
We spoke and acted as if, given the opportunity for self-government, we would quickly create utopias. Instead injustice, even tyranny, is rampant.
Should we really let our people starve so we can pay our debts.
Take every penny you have set aside for aid for Tanzania and spend it in the UK, explaining to people the facts and causes of poverty.
The African is not 'Communistic' in his thinking; he is -- if I may coin an expression - 'communitary'.