“Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.” ~ From an interview for the documentary Mandela, 1994 “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.” ~ Long Walk to Freedom
“Sport has the power to inspire and unite people.” “It speaks to the youth in a language they understand.” “Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.” “It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers.”
“Let us never be unmindful of the terrible past from which we come – using that memory not as a means to keeps us shackled to the past in a negative manner, but rather as a joyous reminder of how far we have come and how much we have achieved. My wish is that South Africans never give up on the belief in goodness, that they cherish that faith in human beings as a cornerstone of our democracy.” ~ Address during a Joint Sitting of Parliament to commemorate 10 years of democracy in South Africa, 10 May 2004.
“I have fought against white domination and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the idea of a democratic and free society. If need be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”
Date: December 04, 2015 07:21
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