Nelson Mandela: "We need inspiration Francois. Because in order to build our nation we must exceed our own expectations."
Nelson Mandela: "You criticize without understanding. You seek only to address your own personal feelings. That is selfish thinking, Zindzi. It does not serve the nation."
Nelson Mandela: "How do you inspire your team to do their best?"
Francois Pienaar: "By example. I've always thought to lead by example, sir."
Nelson Mandela: "Well, that is right. That is exactly right. But how do we get them to be better then they think they CAN be? That is very difficult, I find. Inspiration, perhaps. How do we inspire ourselves to greatness when nothing less will do? How do we inspire everyone around us? I sometimes think it is by using the work of others."
Nerine: [after Francois returns from his tea with President Mandela] "So, what's he like?"
Francois Pienaar: [pauses] "He's unlike any person I've ever met."