“The arbitrary and meaningless tests to decide black from Coloured or Coloured from white often resulted in tragic cases where members of the same family were classified differently, all depending on whether one child had a lighter or darker complexion. Where one was allowed to live and work could rest on such absurd distinctions as the curl of one’s hair or the size of one’s lips.”

Nelson Mandela

“I did not have an unlimited library to choose from on Robben Island. We had access to many unremembered mysteries and detective novels and all the works of Daphne du Maurier, but little more.”

Nelson Mandela

“One cannot be prepared for something while secretly believing it will not happen.”

Nelson Mandela

“Know your enemy — and learn about his favorite sport.”

Nelson Mandela

“i love playing and chatting with children...feeding and putting them to bed with a little story, and being away from the family has troubled me throughout my...life. i like relaxing at the house, reading quietly, taking in the sweet smell that comes from the pots, sitting around a table with the family and taking out my wife and children. when you can no longer enjoy these simple pleasures something valuable is taken away from your life and you feel it in your daily work.”

Nelson Mandela

“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”

Nelson Mandela

“Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front.”

Nelson Mandela

“Although I am a gregarious person, I love solitude even more.”

Nelson Mandela

“los padres raramente conocen el lado romántico de la vida de sus hijos.”

Nelson Mandela

“Your playing small does not serve the world. Who are you not to be great?” 

Nelson Mandela


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