"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
"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."
"I had no specific belief except that our cause was just, was very strong and it was winning more and more support."
"I have done my duty to my people and to South Africa."
"A Nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it's lowest ones"
"It always seems impossible until it's done."
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."
"If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner."
"And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
"An educated man cannot be oppressed, for he can think for himself."