"Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?"
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Nelson Mandela on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Nelson Mandela on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Nelson Mandela on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Nelson Mandela on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Nelson Mandela on Ernest Hemingway
"I started to make a study of the art of war and revolution and, whilst abroad, underwent a course in military training. If there was to be guerrilla warfare, I wanted to be able to stand and fight with my people and to share the hazards of war with them."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."
"There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires."
"If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness."