There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting anything in return.
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.
It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.
Thinking is one of the most important weapons in dealing with problems
Fools multiply when wise men are silent.
Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.
It only seems impossible until it’s done.
What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.
I learned to have the patience to listen when people put forward their views, even if I think those views are wrong. You can’t reach a just decision in a dispute unless you listen to both sides.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
If you want the cooperation of humans around you, you must make them feel they are important – and you do that by being genuine and humble.
A winner is a dreamer who never gives up
May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.
Our children are our greatest treasure. They are our future. Those who abuse them tear at the fabric of our society and weaken our nation.
The time has come to accept in our hearts and minds that with freedom comes responsibility.
Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.
Freedom can never be taken for granted. Each generation must safeguard it and extend it. Your parents and elders sacrificed much so that you should have freedom without suffering what they did. Use this precious right to ensure that the darkness of the past never returns.
Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.
When we dehumanise and demonise our opponents, we abandon the possibility of peacefully resolving our differences, and seek to justify violence against them.
There is no future without forgiveness
Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice.
It is so easy to break down and destroy.
The heroes are those who make peace and
You can start changing our world for the better daily, no matter how small the action.