To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one's responsibility as a free man.
But the one thing that has power completely is love, because when a man loves, he seeks no power, and therefore he has power.
If you wrote a novel in South Africa which didn't concern the central issues, it wouldn't be worth publishing.
I envision someday a great, peaceful South Africa in which the world will take pride, a nation in which each of many different groups will be making its own creative contribution.
What broke in a man when he could bring himself to kill another?
Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply... For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much.
God forgives us... who am I not to forgive?
When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.