Nelson Mandela Quotes

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

“I am the captain of my soul.”

“Once a person is determined to help themselves, there is nothing that can stop them.”

“It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.”

“We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?”

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

“The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

Nelson Mandela“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

“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.”

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”

“I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.”

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

“I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.”

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

“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.”

“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.”

“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.”

“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”

Nelson Mandela 1“Where you stand depends on where you sit.”

“Courage is not the absence of fear — it s inspiring others to move beyond it.”

“A winner is a dreamer who never gives up”

“You will achieve more in this world through acts of mercy than you will through acts of retribution.”

“One cannot be prepared for something while secretly believing it will not happen.”

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

“Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great, you can be that generation”

“It is not where you start but how high you aim that matters for success.”

“We must use time creatively, and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”

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

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