I learned that courage was not the abscence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.
In my country we go to prison first and then become President.
I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses.
There is nothing like returning to a place that reminds unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.
Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.
There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.
How can I be expected to believe that this same racial discrimination which has been the cause of so much injustice and suffering right through the years, should now operate here to give me a fair and open trial?....consider myself neither morally nor legally obliged to obey laws made by a Parliament in which I am not represented. That the will of the people is the basis of the authority of government, is a principle universally acknowledged as sacred throughout the civilized world.
I cannot conceive of Israel withdrawing if Arab states do not recognize Israel, within secure borders.