Quotes and Comments by Nelson Mandela
What always worried me in prison was [that I
could acquire] the image of someone who is always
100 percent correct and can never do any wrong.
People expect me to perform far beyond my ability.
Education is the great engine of personal development.
It is through education that the daughter of
a peasant can become a doctor, that the son
of a mineworker can become the head of the mine,
that a child of farmworkers can become the president
of a great nation. It is what we make out of
what we have, not what we are given, that separates
one person from another.
I would like to be remembered as part of a team,
and I would like my contribution to be assessed
as somebody who carried out decisions taken
by that collective.
was once a young man and I did all the things
young men do.
my country we go to prison first and then become
you have an objective in life, then you want
to concentrate on that and not engage in infighting
with your enemies. You want to create an atmosphere
where you can move everybody towards the goal
you have set for yourself - as well as the collective
for which you work.