Long Walk To Freedom Quotes by Nelson Mandela, Confucius, John Bonifaz and many others.
Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.
There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested.
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
The authorities liked to say that we received a balanced diet; it was indeed balanced – between the unpalatable and the inedible.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
With freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk has not ended yet.
Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.
As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.
One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
A man who takes away another man’s freedom is a prisoner of hatred, he is locked behind the bars of prejudice and narrow mindedness.
I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come.
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.
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished
A leader. . .is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.
I am not truly free if I am taking away someone else’s freedom, just as surely as I am not free when my freedom is taken from me. The oppressed and the oppressor alike are robbed of their humanity.