The minute you got the Nobel Peace Prize, things that I said yesterday, with nobody paying too much attention, I say the same things after I got it – oh! It was quite crucial for people, and it helped our morale because apartheid did look invincible.
The usual picture of Socrates is of an ugly little plebeian who inspired a handsome young nobleman to write long dialogues on large topics.
God has blessed me with the capacity to meditate even while I am talking.
I am very happy because I have loved the world and not myself.
No matter how hard I tried to popularize, I never cheapened a great work of art.
Racism, xenophobia and unfair discrimination have spawned slavery, when human beings have bought and sold and owned and branded fellow human beings as if they were so many beasts of burden.
We would like to see you departing peacefully.
Many people would be surprised that, in fact, I’m quite shy.
You must show the world that you abhor fighting.
I mean in the South African case, many of those who were part of death squads would have been respectable members of their white community, people who went to church on Sunday, every Sunday.