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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela
  • education

When a man is denied to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.

Nelson Mandela
  • believe

It's always more important to be kind than to be right.

Rich Simmonds
  • attitude

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.

Nelson Mandela
  • peace

Don't judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got up again

Nelson Mandela
  • success

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.

Nelson Mandela
  • climb

It always seems impossible until it's done.

Nelson Mandela
  • possibilities

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. Nelson Mandela and The Language of Leaders.

Nelson Mandela
  • wisdom

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. Nelson Mandela's Confidence to Inspire

Nelson Mandela
  • courage

Even when bad things happen you have to try to use those bad things in a positive manner and really just take the positive out of it.

Natalie du Toit
  • bad

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.

Nelson Mandela
  • Goodness

There is no moral authority like that of sacrifice.

Nadine Gordimer
  • Sacrifice

A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.

Nelson Mandela
  • Personality

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

Nelson Mandela
  • Change

Easier to climb up, than to just hang on.

Ronald Harwood
  • climb

Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.

Nadine Gordimer
  • Truth

There was never a great man who had not a great mother.

Olive Schreiner
  • Mother

Everything has two sides -- the outside that is ridiculous, and the inside that is solemn.

Olive Schreiner
  • Identity

How could I have been anyone other than me?

Dave Matthews
  • Identity

I just want to be myself and go for my own dreams and goals.

Natalie du Toit
  • dreams

When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.

Nelson Mandela
  • boiling

Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity.

Nadine Gordimer
  • Responsibility

A discipline I have observed is an attitude of love and reverence to people.

Bessie Head
  • attitude

Together we have travelled a long road to be where we are today. This has been a road of struggle against colonial and apartheid oppression.

Thabo Mbeki
  • against

My mom has made it possible for me to be who I am. Our family is everything. Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and own independence.

Charlize Theron
  • encouraging

Men are like the earth and we are the moon; we turn always one side to them, and they think there is no other, because they don't see it -- but there is.

Olive Schreiner
  • Men

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.

Desmond Tutu
  • family

For goodness sake, will they hear, will white people hear what we are trying to say? Please, all we are asking you to do is to recognize that we are humans, too.

Desmond Tutu
  • asking

The harder you work, the luckier you get.

Gary Player
  • Luck

My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those that are sad.

Olive Schreiner
  • Kindness

Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.

Nelson Mandela
  • Business

As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

Nelson Mandela
  • shine

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

Desmond Tutu
  • bullying

Be nice to the whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.

Desmond Tutu
  • nice

Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.

Nelson Mandela
  • create

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.

Nelson Mandela
  • freedom

Suffering isn't ennobling, recovery is.

Christiaan Barnard
  • moving

I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.

Desmond Tutu
  • compassion

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

Nelson Mandela
  • wisdom

Time is change; we measure its passing by how much things alter.

Nadine Gordimer
  • alter

From Ernest Hemingway's stories, I learned to listen within my stories for what went unsaid by my characters.

Nadine Gordimer
  • characters

Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.

Desmond Tutu
  • capacity

Racial discrimination, South Africa's economic power, its oppression and exploitation of all the black peoples, are part and parcel of the same thing.

Oliver Tambo
  • africa

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.

Nelson Mandela
  • Freedom

I still find that a kind of stricture of the heart happens when I see any form of bigoted or racist behaviour. I get an actual pain in my heart.

Janet Suzman
  • actual

There are many people in South Africa who are rich and who can share those riches with those not so fortunate who have not been able to conquer poverty.

Nelson Mandela
  • people

These deserters were our undoing. I shall have a good deal more to say about them before I finally lay down my pen, and I shall not hesitate to call them by their true name, the name with which they will be for ever branded before all the nations of the world.

Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
  • branded

I remember winning the first time, you know, suddenly everybody expects, well, okay, now he should win every time he tees it up, win six tournaments.

Retief Goosen
  • time

Merely by describing yourself as black you have started on a road towards emancipation, you have committed yourself to fight against all forces that seek to use your blackness as a stamp that marks you out as a subservient being.

Steven Biko
  • against

Many have changed so much that they have lost the magic of the dream that carried them on their own bootstraps.

Peter Abrahams
  • bootstraps


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