Nelson Mandela: By Himself is the definitive book of quotations from one of the great leaders of our time. This collection – gathered from privileged authorised access to Mandela’s vast personal archive of private papers, speeches, correspondence and audio recordings – features nearly 2,000 quotations spanning over 60 years, many previously unpublished.
Mandela’s inspirational quotations are organised into over 300 categories for easy reference, including such aspects as what defines greatness in ‘Character’, ‘Courage’ and ‘Optimism’, while we learn from the great man the essence of democracy, freedom and struggle in the categories ‘Democracy’, ‘History’, ‘Racism’, ‘Reconciliation’ and ‘Unity’. Nelson Mandela: By Himself is the first, and only, authorised and authenticated collection of quotations by one of the world’s most admired individuals.
Nelson Mandela was born in the Transkei, South Africa, on 18 July 1918. He joined the African National Congress in 1914 and was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party’s apartheid policies for many years before being arrested in August 1962. Mandela was incarcerated for over 27 years, during which time his reputation as a potent symbol of resistance to the anti-apartheid movement grew steadily. Released from prison in 1990, Mandela won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and was inaugurated as the first democratically elected president of South Africa in 1994. He is the author of the international bestsellers Long Walk to Freedom and Conversations With Myself.
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7 Things You Can Learn From Nelson Mandela’s Life
Published on Jun 25, 2013
For 27 years Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for his belief in a free and just society. When he was released in 1990 – he led the charge for a multi-racial democracy and a country where the freedoms of one are the freedoms of all. He became South Africa’s first black president and a world leader in peace and social change.
View Here on the Days of Glory sung by the popular Hong Kong group Beyond in dedication to Nelson Mandela.