[to his team] This is it! This is our destiny!Francois Pienaar
Brothers and sisters, this is the time to build our nation!Nelson Mandela
I was thinking how a man could spend thirty years in prison, and come out and forgive the men who did it to him...Francois Pienaar
Jason Tshabalala: According to the experts, we'll reach the quarter-finals, and no further.
Nelson Mandela: According to the experts, you and I should still be dead.
Brenda Mazibuko: This rugby, as a political calculation...
Nelson Mandela: It is a HUMAN calculation!
Mrs. Pinnear: What does he want?
Francois Pienaar: I think he wants us to win the World Cup...
Francois Pienaar: He invited me to tea.
Mrs. Pinnear: Who?
Francois Pienaar: The President.
I thank whatever gods may be / For my unconquerable soul. / I am the master of my fate / I am the captain of my soul.Nelson Mandela
[to his team] This country's changed. We need to change as well.Francois Pienaar
Nelson Mandela: How long before the World Cup?
Jim Fleming: Don't get your hopes up. We're a damn disgrace!
[watching a rugby match] All the whites cheer for South Africa. All the blacks cheer for England.Nelson Mandela