“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people, I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if it needs be it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”
That is probably my favourite Nelson Mandela quote. The man is a legend.
A new book launched yesterday called “Nelson Mandela by Himself: The Authorised Book of Quotations” and it contains 2000 quotes from the great man.
The book, edited by Sello Hatang and Sam Venter covers 60 years of his epic life from his prison days through the reconciliation process and is organised into 300 different categories.
Here’s some more quotes from Nelson Mandela By Himself: The Authorised Book of Quotations
Just realised that if they had to compile a book of my most memorable quotes it would pretty much be filled with f**k bombs, “tear sh*t up” and ‘good times”.
Oh well..we can’t all be icons hey.
[via the Nelson Mandela Foundation]