“Any man or institution that tries to rob me of my dignity will lose.”
- Africans require, want, the franchise on the basis of one man one vote. They want political independence.
- After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- After one has been in prison, it is the small things that one appreciates: being able to take a walk whenever one wants, going into a shop and buying a newspaper, speaking or choosing to remain silent. The simple act of being able to control one’s person.
- Any man or institution that tries to rob me of my dignity will lose.
- Apart from life, a strong constitution, and an abiding connection to the Thembu royal house, the only thing my father bestowed upon me at birth was a name, Rolihlahla.
- As an attorney, I could be rather flamboyant in court. I did not act as though I were a black man in a white man’s court, but as if everyone else – white and black – was a guest in my court. When trying a case, I often made sweeping gestures and used high-flown language.
- As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.
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