"I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Nelson Mandela on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Nelson Mandela on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Nelson Mandela on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Nelson Mandela on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Nelson Mandela on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."