Nelson Mandela's words have cast a lasting legacy of justice, activism and peace over the world. In honor of his life, we look back at some of the legend's most memorable and insightful quotes.
From Mandela's "No Easy Walk to Freedom" speech in August 1953
From a letter he wrote while still imprisoned. His youngest daughter, Zindzi, read this to a Johannesburg crowd on Feb. 10, 1985.
From his "No Easy Walk to Freedom" speech" in August 1953
From a speech he gave presenting the African Peace Award to Mozambique in November 1997
From a speech made in Uppsala Cathedral, Sweden, in March 1990
From a speech at the Potchefstroom University in South Africa in February 1996
From Mandela's inaugural address as the president of South Africa on May 10, 1994
Mandela at his second 46664 concert for AIDS relief in Cape Town in March 2005
From Mandela's address on the 20th anniversary of Steve Biko's death on Sept. 12, 1997
From the "The Struggle Is My Life" press statement from June 26, 1961
From Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom
From an address at Mandela's investiture as doctor of laws on August 1, 1993
From remarks delivered at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Norway on Dec. 10, 1993