What broke in a man when he could bring himself to kill another?
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.
If you wrote a novel in South Africa which didn't concern the central issues, it wouldn't be worth publishing.
You ask yourself not if this or that is expedient, but if it is right.
But the one thing that has power completely is love, because when a man loves, he seeks no power, and therefore he has power.
To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one's responsibility as a free man.
When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.
There is only one way in which one can endure man's inhumanity to man and that is to try, in one's own life, to exemplify man's humanity to man.