The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

one man’s otherworldly patience

1. Mandela obviously liked the way that story turned out, but if he betrayed sustaining faith in anything, it was the liberating power of education, rather than any kind of religious suffering or political dogma.

2. Mandela noted, “that it is not so much the disability one suffers but one’s attitude to it. The man who says: I will conquer this illness and live a happy life, is already halfway through to victory.”