Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on the 18th of July, 1918, in Mvezo in
the Umtata district, capital of the Transkei, on the Eastern Cape of South
Published books by Nelson Mandela include "Forging a Democratic, Nonracial
South Africa", "Long Walk to Freedom. The Autobiography of Nelson
Mandela", and "The Struggle Is My Life."
Famous Spiritual Quotes>
- "I have fought
against white domination, and I have fought against black domination.
I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society.
- But in a single
cell in prison, I had time to think. I had a clear view of my past and
present, and I found that my past left much to be desired, both in regard
to my relations with other humans and in developing personal worth.
- That is how I was
able to change my lifeby knowing that if somebody does something
good for you, you have to respond.
- There is nothing
I fear more than waking up without a program that will help me bring
a little happiness to those with no resources, those who are poor, illiterate,
and ridden with terminal disease.
- I will use the
rest of my life to help the poor overcome the problems confronting thempoverty
is the greatest challenge facing humanity.
- That is why I build
schools; I want to free people from poverty and illiteracy.
- It's one of the
most severe punishments prison life can impose, because children are
the most important asset in a country.
- No country can
really develop unless its citizens are educated.
- I left prison
more informed than when I went in. And the more informed you are, the
less arrogant and aggressive you are.
See also: Famous
Black People, Famous
People Born in July, Famous
People Born in the 1910's, Human
People Born in the Year of the Horse
Nobel Peace Prize Winners
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