Best Collection of Nelson Mandela Quotes

Nelson Mandela, South African Statesman ( July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013 )

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It always seems impossible until it's done.~Nelson Mandela

Motivational Impossible

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

Education Change World

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

Fear Courage Man

Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.~Nelson Mandela

Success Money Freedom

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

Great Climb Hills

To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.~Nelson Mandela

Challenge Humanity People

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

World Poverty Rest

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

Motivational Life Passion

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

Wisdom Good Heart

I will not leave South Africa, nor will I surrender. Only through hardship, sacrifice and militant action can freedom be won. The struggle is my life. I will continue fighting for freedom until the end of my days.~Nelson Mandela

Life Freedom Struggle

Our human compassion binds us the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.~Nelson Mandela

Future Hope Compassion

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

Children Society Soul

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

Wisdom Heart Man

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

Fear Courage Peace

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

Freedom Free Live

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

Work Peace Enemy

It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.~Nelson Mandela

Leadership People Victory

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 for their country.~Nelson Mandela

Education Children

If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.~Nelson Mandela

Dreams Beautiful Goal

Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom.~Nelson Mandela

Freedom Responsibility

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.~Nelson Mandela

Freedom Sun Achievement

A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don't have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.~Nelson Mandela

Good Leader End

No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.~Nelson Mandela

Country Educated Citizens

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

Prison Go Country

There are times when a leader must move out ahead of the flock, go off in a new direction, confident that he is leading his people the right way.~Nelson Mandela

Leader People Direction