• 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. Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice... Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.

    Nelson Mandela's speech in London's Trafalgar Square for the campaign to end poverty in the developing world, February 3, 2005.
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