"Only free men can negotiate. A prisoner cannot enter into contracts."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Nelson Mandela on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Nelson Mandela on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Nelson Mandela on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Nelson Mandela on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."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."