Nelson Mandela Foundation


The first wholly accurate and authorised record of Nelson Mandela’s most inspiring and historically important quotations. 

Nelson Mandela By Himself is the definitive book of quotations from one of the great leaders of our time. This collection – gathered from privileged authorised access to Mandela’s vast personal archive of private papers, speeches, correspondence and audio recordings – features more than 2,000 quotations spanning over 60 years, many previously unpublished.

Mandela’s inspirational quotations are organised into over 300 categories for easy reference, including such aspects as what defines greatness in ‘Character’, ‘Courage’ and ‘Optimism’, while we learn from the great man the essence of democracy, freedom and struggle in the categories ‘Democracy’, ‘History’, ‘Racism’, ‘Reconciliation’ and ‘Unity’.

Nelson Mandela By Himself is the first, and only, authorised and authenticated collection of quotations by one of the world’s most admired individuals.

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Nelson Mandela By Himself: Publicity Guidelines

Nelson Mandela By Himself: Publicity Guidelines
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