nelson mandela Quotes

nelson mandela Quotes

47 Powerful Nelson Mandela Quotes To Be Inspired

Nelson Mandela was born on 18 July 1918, in Mvezo, Cape Province, Union of South Africa. His full name is Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Nelson Mandela was an apolitical leader, anti-apartheid revolutionary, & philanthropist. He served also as President of South Africa from 94 to 99. Mandela served 27 years in prison for fighting to the country’s apartheid regime. He became an elder so focused on poverty and HIV/AIDS through the charitable Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Nelson Mandela was a believer in equal rights for everyone & the potential of people of all over places & backgrounds. He had a belief in the power of honesty, empathy, & dialogue to heal the deepest and most difficult wounds. Due to his lifelong hard struggle of peace earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in the year of 93.  Nelson Mandela became the 1st black president of South Africa in 94.

Nelson Mandela has deep respect in South Africa, where people often referred to by his name ‘Madiba’, which described as the Father of the Nation. Nelson Mandela Day is an international day in honor of Nelson Mandela, which celebrated every year on Mandela’s birthday, which is on the 18 of July. In his honor, We at Lessons Learned In Life love to share the Nelson Mandela Quotes of Motivation and Inspiration. We compile the Top Inspiring Nelson Mandela Quotes for you to be inspired and find them comforting and helpful in your life.

Powerful Nelson Mandela Quotes


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

2.“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” Nelson Mandela

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

4.“A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” Nelson Mandela

5.“And if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love.” Nelson Mandela

6.“The greatest glory in living is not in falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Nelson Mandela

7.“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

8.“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.” Nelson Mandela

9.“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” Nelson Mandela

10.“After climbing a great hill. One only finds that there are many more hills to climb.” Nelson Mandela

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

12.“I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.” Nelson Mandela

13.“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

14.“Courage is not the absence of fear – it’s inspiring others to move beyond it.” Nelson Mandela

15.“What counts 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.” Nelson Mandela

16.“There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to helping others without expecting anything in return.” Nelson Mandela

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

18.“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

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

20.“Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity, it is an act of justice.” Nelson Mandela

21.“And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” Nelson Mandela

22.“Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward.” Nelson Mandela

23.“We commit ourselves to the construction of a complete, just, and lasting peace.” Nelson Mandela

24.“Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.” Nelson Mandela

25.“I never lose. I either win or learn.” Nelson Mandela

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

27.“Action without vision is only passing time, vision without action is merely daydreaming, but vision with action can change the world.” Nelson Mandela

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

29.“Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.” Nelson Mandela

30.“If you want the cooperation of humans around you, you must make them feel they are important, and you do that by being genuine and humble.” Nelson Mandela

31.“When people are determined they can overcome anything.” Nelson Mandela

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

33.“In my country, we go to prison first and then become President.” Nelson Mandela

34.“Forget the past.” Nelson Mandela

35.“Let there be work, bread, water, and salt for all.” Nelson Mandela

36.“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.” Nelson Mandela

37.“People respond in accordance to how you treat them.” Nelson Mandela

38.“As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.” Nelson Mandela

39.“To deny people their human rights is to deny their very humanity.” Nelson Mandela

40.“I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent.” Nelson Mandela

41.“Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.” Nelson Mandela

42.“I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all person live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” Nelson Mandela

43.“Without education, your children can never really meet the challenges they will face. So it’s very important to give children education and explain that they should play a role in their country.” Nelson Mandela

44.“While poverty persists, there is no true freedom.” Nelson Mandela

45.“Give a child love, laughter, and peace.” Nelson Mandela

46.“As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Nelson Mandela

47.“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





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