I will continue fighting for freedom until the end of my days.
"Teach children that Africans are not one iota inferior to Europeans."
"Government violence can do only one thing, and that is to breed counterviolence."
"Take your guns, your knives, and your pangas, and throw them into the sea."
"I would be merely rationalizing if I told you that I am able to describe my own feelings. It was breathtaking, that is all I can say."
"There isn't a single article I wear that I have thought—people just generously give me clothes."
"What are jellybeans? Are they something that is eaten?"
Through his words and deeds Nelson Mandela has been embraced by the whole world as a symbol of courage, hope, and reconciliation. Collected in In The Words of Nelson Mandela, his comments on subjects as diverse as Humanity, Racism, Friendship, Oppression, and Freedom provide an insight into the man and all he stands for. By turns moving, generous, humorous, and sad, In The Words of Nelson Mandela eloquently conveys his warmth and dignity. It will be both an inspiration and a source of strength for all who read it.