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Nelson Mandela on children and family: Top 12 passionate quotes

Nelson Mandela, the father of six children, has opined eloquently about children, family, and home and here are his top quotes on the subject.

- Connor Fiddler and Emelie FredriksonStaff

A child kisses Nelson Mandela, Friday, July 31, 2009 during the launch of a children's hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. (AP/Karel Prinsloo)

2. The character of society

"The true character of a society is revealed in how it treats its children." 

– Launch of the Blue Train, Worcester Station, Worcester, South Africa,  Sept. 27, 1997  

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