F. W. de Klerk Quotes & Sayings

19 most famous F. W. de Klerk quotes and sayings (statesman). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

F. W. de Klerk Quotes
“I felt a sense of fulfillment that an action plan, which I'd laid on the table on the 2nd of February 1990, had been fulfilled, had been properly implemented within the time frame which I envisaged.”
“The question that we must ask is whether we are making progress toward the goal of universal peace. Or are we caught up on a treadmill of history, turning forever on the axle of mindless aggression and self-destruction?”
F. W. de Klerk Quotes
“I believe that first impressions are very important.”
F. W. de Klerk Quotes
“I have made the most profound apology in front of the Truth Commission and on other occasions about the injustices which were wrought by apartheid.”
F. W. de Klerk Quotes
“In our quest for peace, we should constantly ask ourselves what we should do to create conditions in which peace can prosper.”
“When I first met Mandela, we did not discuss anything of substance; we just felt each other out. He spent a long time expressing his admiration for the Boer generals and how ingenious they were during the Anglo-Boer war.”
F. W. de Klerk Quotes
“Above all, we owe it to the children of the world to stop the conflicts and to create new horizons for them.”
F. W. de Klerk Quotes
“For many years, I supported the concept of separate states.”
F. W. de Klerk Quotes
“My predecessor, P. W. Botha, had an inner circle, and I did not like it. I preferred decisions to evolve out of cabinet discussions. That way, we achieved real co-ownership of our policies.”
F. W. de Klerk Quotes
“The ANC party from time to time comes with legislation which, if accepted and if not nullified by the constitution of court, would have the effect of undermining the constitution and eroding its values.”

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