Quotes of the week

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The truth always prevails. I believe in that

Michael Jackson

talking to Fox News ahead of his trial

Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man made and it can be overcome

Nelson Mandela

speaking in Trafalgar Square

Frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if in three weeks' time he's hanging on the end of a rope in a jail cell somewhere

Film-maker Max Carlish

on Pete Doherty, former front man of The Libertines

Unlike the old parties, we shall be honest, open and straight

Robert Kilroy-Silk

founder of new political party Veritas

Many of our least advantaged young people still believe higher qualifications are beyond them

David Bell

chief inspector of schools