Nelson Mandela Quotes

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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. – Nelson Mandela

We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians. – Nelson Mandela

Having resentment against someone is like drinking poison and thinking it will kill your enemy. – Nelson Mandela

Freedom is indivisible; the chains on any one of my people were the chains on all of them, the chains on all of my people were the chains on me. – Nelson Mandela

For a revolution is not just a question of pulling a trigger; its purpose is to create a fair just society. – Nelson Mandela

There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children. – Nelson Mandela

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner. – Nelson Mandela

In my country we go to prison first and then become President. – Nelson Mandela

We forgive but not forgotten. – Nelson Mandela

Nothing is black or white. – Nelson Mandela

Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace. – Nelson Mandela

Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening. – Nelson Mandela

Money wont create success, the fredom to make it will. – Nelson Mandela

One cannot be prepared for something while secretly believing it will not happen. – Nelson Mandela

There are few misfortunes in this world that you cannot turn into a personal trimuph if you have the iron will and the neccessary skill. – Nelson Mandela

You will achieve more in this world through acts of mercy than you will through acts of retribution. – Nelson Mandela

Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. – Nelson Mandela

Only free men can negotiate,prisoners can’t enter in contracts. – Nelson Mandela

A Nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it’s lowest ones. – Nelson Mandela

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right. – Nelson Mandela

Courage is not the absence of fear — it s inspiring others to move beyond it. – Nelson Mandela

The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. – Nelson Mandela

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. – Nelson Mandela

No single person can liberate a country. You can only liberate a country if you act as a collective. – Nelson Mandela

One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others. – Nelson Mandela

It is music and dancing that make me at peace with the world. – Nelson Mandela

Appearances matter — and remember to smile. – Nelson Mandela

Lead from the front — but don t leave your base behind. – Nelson Mandela

Where you stand depends on where you sit. – Nelson Mandela

Peace is the greatest weapon for development that any person can have. – Nelson Mandela

A winner is a dreamer who never gives up. – Nelson Mandela

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. – Nelson Mandela

I am the captain of my soul. – Nelson Mandela

Once a person is determined to help themselves, there is nothing that can stop them. – Nelson Mandela

As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. – Nelson Mandela

I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself. – Nelson Mandela

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. – Nelson Mandela

We owe our children – the most vulnerable citizens in any society – a life free from violence and fear. – Nelson Mandela

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. – Nelson Mandela

When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat. – Nelson Mandela

I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. – Nelson Mandela

The brave man is not the one who has no fears, he is the one who triumphs over his fears. – Nelson Mandela

Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front. – Nelson Mandela

we fought injustice wherever we found it, no matter how large, or how small, and we fought injustice to preserve our own humanity. – Nelson Mandela

We must use time creatively, and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right. – Nelson Mandela

Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again. – Nelson Mandela

It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another. – Nelson Mandela

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. – Nelson Mandela

Your playing small does not serve the world. Who are you not to be great? – Nelson Mandela

For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. – Nelson Mandela

Quitting is leading too. – Nelson Mandela

Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. – Nelson Mandela

Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great, you can be that generation. – Nelson Mandela

It always seems impossible until it’s done. – Nelson Mandela

I am not an optimist, but a great believer of hope. – Nelson Mandela

A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.

It is not where you start but how high you aim that matters for success. – Nelson Mandela

When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw. – Nelson Mandela

Know your enemy — and learn about his favorite sport. – Nelson Mandela

It is most unusual to return to a place that has changed in ways you yourself have altered. – Nelson Mandela

life has a way of forcing decisions on those who vacillate. – Nelson Mandela

There is no such thing as part freedom. – Nelson Mandela

Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great… – Nelson Mandela

To make peace with an enemy one must work with that enemy, and that enemy becomes one’s partner. – Nelson Mandela

Although I am a gregarious person, I love solitude even more. – Nelson Mandela

In some ways, it is easier to be a dissident, for then one is without responsibility. – Nelson Mandela

Losing a sense of time is an easy way to lose one’s grip and even one’s sanity. – Nelson Mandela

Let your courage rise with danger. – Nelson Mandela

It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. – Nelson Mandela

I was not a messiah, but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extraordinary circumstances. – Nelson Mandela

Politics can be strengthened by music, but music has a potency that defies politics. – Nelson Mandela

Non-violence is a good policy when conditions permit. – Nelson Mandela

Violence was the only weapon that would destroy apartheid. – Nelson Mandela

I was a young man who attempted to make up for his ignorance with militancy. – Nelson Mandela