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Nelson Mandela: Speeches & Quotations

Exploring resources related to the life of Nelson Mandela.

Quotes

 “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
― Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

"It is never my custom to use words lightly. If twenty-seven years in prison have done anything to us, it was to use the silence of solitude to make us understand how precious words are and how real speech is in its impact on the way people live and die."

-Nelson Mandela, CLOSING ADDRESS 13TH INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE, DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA, 14 JULY 2000

Speeches

Nelson Mandela Centre for Memory Speech database

The Nelson Mandela Speeches database consists of interviews, speeches, addresses, messages, media releases, testimony, lectures, toasts, tributes, oaths and declarations made by Nelson Mandela. These encompass all of the roles that Mr Nelson Mandela filled both before and during his retirement. The speeches range from the 1950s to the present.--Website


Nelson Mandela by himself : the authorised book of quotations / edited by Sello Hatang and Sahm Venter. Johannesburg : Pan Macmillan South Africa, 2011. DT1974 .M334 2011

SEE ALSO books authored by Nelson Mandela under
Nelson Mandela 1918-

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