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Notes to the Future: The Authorized Book of Selected Quotations

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  158 ratings  ·  19 reviews
From the heart and soul of visionary Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela, a collection of his most uplifting, time-honored quotes that have inspired our world and offer a path for peace.This powerful and thought-provoking book of quotations captures the beautiful words that have helped Nelson Mandela inspire the world with his message of hope and endurance. Spanning th ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published November 20th 2012 by Atria Books (first published November 1st 2012)
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Aaron S
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Enriching thoughts and inspiring words from a man who saw it all. From revolutionary to imprisonment. From imprisonment to president. You tell me, you think there’s anything to learn from a man with such vast wisdom!
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Just think, not too long ago it was illegal to quote him, this review could have landed me in jail....

This book, “Notes to the Future” is an authoritative collection of Nelson Mandela’s ‘most inspiring and historically important quotations.’ The reader is provided with wisdom and insights derived from Nelson Mandela’s public speeches, interviews and even his personal letters to friends and family. The quotes are dated from the time before his incarceration, up until the start of the new millenni
Apr 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
A short book with short quotes from speeches, letters and essays of the late great Nelson Mandela. If you haven't read his autobiography or any biographies this is a good little taste to know the man as a man of words. ...more
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A small but powerful book of quotes by Nelson Mandela. Included is the Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech from 1993.
Jul 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Quotations from Nelson Mandela and his Nobel Peace prize acceptance speech from 1993. Aimed at inspiration and understanding, the book is an exceptionally quick read with 3-4 quotes per left page and 1-3 quotes per right page. Not bad, but just a lot of quotes, still worth the read through for the inspiration.
Dec 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: biographies
Worth the read! Great insights in the mind of a legendary leader of our time!
Nov 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
It's okay. There are a few really good quotes mixed in there. I didn't care for the negative ones about America. ...more
Gordon Kwok
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great book and wished the world had more great men like Mandela.
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful, inspiring book! What a wise and brave man he was!
Amber Jimerson
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great quotes and insight, but I realized quickly I would’ve preferred to read them all in their full context.
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, nonfiction
I've never met a Mandela quote I didn't love.

Given the limitations of the format, this was well done.
Paulo Rodrigues
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Good books are meant to be savoured and that was what I exactly did for this book by a prodigious and wise entity of a human being in Nelson Mandela. i read them in different phases of life over the few months, undoubtedly a few months of an emotional roller coaster. I collect quotes and this book almost took up my journal, to the point that I decided to leave them be within the book, where they form their magical wonder, ticking the ones that left an impression. Spanning diverse themes, it made ...more
Feb 23, 2013 rated it liked it
This is an overall good book, however I wish I had read Nelson Mandela’s autobiography before reading this so I could give his quotes a little more context. The book is full of quotes by Mandela over the course of his life, with a large portion of them coming from the time he served in prison. As you think about the number of years he had spent in prison and the mistreatment he / his family endured, his words of wisdom are even more incredible as he expresses forgiveness to the very people who h ...more
Raye Cage
Jan 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I checked this book out from library and read it. I will definitely be purchasing it and want to read other books about this incredible man.
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Inspirational reading specially for insomnia nights for me.
Stacey Allen
May 24, 2013 rated it it was ok
Not as good as I had anticipated.
Jay Palat
Jul 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great quotes from the great man. I picked it up expecting biography, but interesting to hear some of his thoughts in isolation.
Brion Miller
Jul 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: black-nonfiction
Lots of great quotes about just about everything
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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a former President of South Africa, the first to be elected in a fully representative democratic election, who held office from 1994–99.

Before his presidency, Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist, and the leader of the African National Congress's armed wing Umkhonto we Sizwe. The South African courts convicted him on charges of sabotage, as well as other crimes com

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