NOTES TO THE FUTURE: WORDS OF WISDOM
Notes to the Future is the definitive book of quotations from one of the great leaders of our time. This collection—gathered from privileged access to Mandela’s vast personal archive of private papers, speeches, correspondence, and audio recordings— features more than three hundred quotations spanning more than sixty years, and includes his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.
These inspirational quotations, organized into four sections—Struggle, Victory, Wisdom, and Future—are both universal and deeply personal. We see Mandela’s sense of humor, his loneliness and despair, his thoughts on fatherhood, and the reluctant leader who had no choice but to become the man history demanded.
Doug recalls: “What an incredible privilege it was to serve President Mandela and his Foundation with this authorized collection of his most eternal and universal quotes. Working with Sello Hatang and Sahm Venter to select these quotes and to present them for the future felt like a sacred responsibility. We sold, entrusted really, this collection to a wonderful publishing partner, Malaika Adero at Atria.”
“…to select these quotes and to present them for the future felt like a sacred responsibility. “