Francois Pienaar: I may break my arm, my leg, my neck, but I will not let that freaking guy go.
Nelson Mandela: The Rainbow Nation starts here. Reconciliation starts here.
Nelson Mandela: Forgiveness liberates the soul. It removes fear. That is why it is such a powerful weapon.
Etienne Feyder: When does he take a break?
Staff Member: He says he rested enough in prison.
Francois Pienaar: Can I ask you a question, Lieutenant?
Hendrick Booyens: Ja, of course.
Francois Pienaar: What's he like?
Hendrick Booyens: When I worked for the previous President, it was my job to be invisible. This President... Well, he found out I like English toffee, and he brought me some back from his visit to England.
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.
Francois Pienaar: Times change, we need to change as well.
Nerine: Thinking about tomorrow?
Francois Pienaar: No. Tomorrow's taken care of, one way or another. I was thinking about how you spend 30 years in a tiny cell, and come out ready to forgive the people who put you there.
Francois Pienaar: Come boys. What the heck are we doing? Lomu is killing us. Forwards, we must start scrumming. We must disrupt them at the first phase. Can't allow Lomu to get the ball in space. He's freaking killing us. But listen, if Lomu gets the ball, whoever's there... James, Joost... hit the fucking guy, hold onto him, hold him. Help will come, help will be there.
Nelson Mandela: We need inspiration Francois. Because in order to build our nation we must exceed our own expectations.
Television Announcer: Tell us Mr. President, have you always been a rugby fan?
Nelson Mandela: People don't realise that I played rugby myself when I was a student at Fort Hare. It is a very rough game, almost as rough as politics.
Brenda Mazibuko: I'm sorry, Madiba, but we've got problems everywhere we look: housing, food, jobs, crime, our currency. You can't keep interrupting affairs of state to placate a minority.
Nelson Mandela: But I must. Because that minority still controls the police, the army, and the economy. If we lose them, we cannot address the other issues.
Brenda Mazibuko: So, this rugby is a political solution.
Nelson Mandela: It is a human solution.
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.