Honour belongs to those who never forsake the truth even when things seem dark and grim, who try over and over again, who are never discouraged by insults, humiliation and even defeat.
|2017 October 26|
Other Nelson Mandela quotes:
Blaming things on the past does not make them better.
It is most unusual to return to a place that has changed in ways you yourself have altered.
Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.
Education has become a very powerful weapon in the struggle to produce a well-developed person.
One of the sad realities today is that very few people, especially young people, read books. Unless we can find imaginative ways of addressing this reality, future generations are in danger of losing their history.
Where choice is set between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence ... I prefer to use arms in defense of honor rather than remain the vile witness of dishonor...
One of the things that made me long to be back in prison was that I had so little opportunity for reading, thinking and quiet reflection after my release. I intend, amongst other things, to give myself much more opportunity for such reading and reflection.
If you are stimulated by what you do, you never get tired.
A movement without a vision would be a movement without moral foundation.
I am not an optimist, but a great believer of hope.