Monday, December 14, 2009

Long Walk to Freedom

This is a really inspiring read. It makes you realize the hardships Nelson Mandela went through in his life to achieve what he's achieved in his life. It makes you truly respect him, and be inspired by what he did.

I found it amazing how he managed to put some of what he went through in words. All of his years fighting for the ANC, going underground and getting prisoned. How all of these happenings shaped the man who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. It's a Must-Read for all of those trying to make the world a better place.
I loved how it somehow makes you think of what matters in life.
I highly recommend it.

Here are a few quotes:
"There was no particular day on which I said, From henceforth I will devote myself to the liberation of my people; instead, I simply found myself doing so, and could not do otherwise."
Page - 129 (This is my favourite. Often while someone talks about an experience he went through, he'd say from that day on, or from that moment on I knew I was going to be.. or something similar, however in life that doesn't happen to most of us, we simply finding ourselves doing it without knowing when did it start. That's why I simply love it!)

"It was a clear night and somehow even the stars looked even more welcoming here than from elsewhere on the continent."
Page - 426

"Man's goodness is a flame that can be hidden, but never extinguished."
Page 856

1 comment:

Unknown said...

It sure seems like an amazing book, Noory! I find a relationship with Gandhi's writings. These men knew what they wanted to do, and they fought for it.

I wish I could find something and work towards it as passionately as them. Seriously :).