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

Some animals were meant to carry each other to live symbiotically over a lifetime. Star crossed lovers, monogamous swans. We are not swans. We are sharks.

Ryan

The slower we move the faster we die. Make no mistake, moving is living.

Ryan

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