For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
No one is born hating another person because of the colour 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.
There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.
I just started the biography of Nelson Mandela.