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ASPA’s Quotations

There are great thinkers and artists in South America, in the Arab countries and in Africa (that is, in ASPA space) who help us to think the world and seek reflection and transformation. That is why we have gathered quotations from some of them:

South America

“To make tomorrow the impossible of today, we must make today the possible of today”

Paulo Freire (1921-1997), educator and Brazilian philosopher

“Knowledge is learnt from the masters. Wisdom only with the ordinary of life “

Cora Coralina (1889-1985), Brazilian writer


“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world”

Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), former president of South Africa, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize


“All of us on this beautiful planet are neighbors, we are all refugees, we all walk in the same human destiny, and what unites us is the need to tell the story of this exile.”

Mahmud Darwich (1941-2008), Palestinian poet