It is the function of evil to divide; to alienate people from each other and divide one country from another. The universe, this world and our own lives, are the stage for a ceaseless struggle between hatred and compassion, the destructive and constructive aspects of life. In the end, the evil over which we must triumph is the impulse toward hatred and destruction that resides in us all.
Stories of Hope
Despite being imprisoned for 10,000 days for his unwavering belief in human dignity, Mandela never gave in to despair.