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40 Popular Quotes by Nelson Mandela

Best Quotes by Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was an anti-apartheid revolutionary, philanthropist as well as politician in South African. He was the first black to who became the President of South Africa. He has won Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 as a symbol of global peacemaking. His some of the famous quotes are listed here.

Nelson Mandela Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” – Nelson Mandela
  3. “Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end.” – Nelson Mandela
  4. “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
  5. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
  6. “When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.” – Nelson Mandela
  7. “After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.” – Nelson Mandela
  8. “Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.” – Nelson Mandela
  9. “There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.” – Nelson Mandela
  10. “People respond in accordance to how you relate to them. If you approach them on the basis of violence, that’s how they’ll react. But if you say, ‘We want peace, we want stability,’ we can then do a lot of things that will contribute towards the progress of our society.” – Nelson Mandela
  11. “Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.” – Nelson Mandela
  12. “We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender and other discrimination.” – Nelson Mandela
  13. “A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.” – Nelson Mandela
  14. “Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.” – Nelson Mandela
  15. “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
  16. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
  17. “Any man or institution that tries to rob me of my dignity will lose.” – Nelson Mandela
  18. “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
  19. “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” – Nelson Mandela
  20. “Even if you have a terminal disease, you don’t have to sit down and mope. Enjoy life and challenge the illness that you have.” – Nelson Mandela
  21. “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
  22. “In countries where innocent people are dying, the leaders are following their blood rather than their brains.” – Nelson Mandela
  23. “Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.” – Nelson Mandela
  24. “Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.” – Nelson Mandela
  25. “We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” – Nelson Mandela
  26. “I have been influenced in my thinking by both west and east.” – Nelson Mandela
  27. “Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.” – Nelson Mandela
  28. “There is nothing I fear more than waking up without a program that will help me bring a little happiness to those with no resources, those who are poor, illiterate, and ridden with terminal disease.” – Nelson Mandela
  29. “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” – Nelson Mandela
  30. “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
  31. “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” – Nelson Mandela
  32. “If I had my time over I would do the same again. So would any man who dares call himself a man.” – Nelson Mandela
  33. “When people are determined they can overcome anything.” – Nelson Mandela
  34. “Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.” – Nelson Mandela
  35. “Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.” – Nelson Mandela
  36. “I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles.” – Nelson Mandela
  37. “There are so many men and women who hold no distinctive positions but whose contribution towards the development of society has been enormous.” – Nelson Mandela
  38. “Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front.” – Nelson Mandela
  39. “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
  40. “I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days.” – Nelson Mandela

Above are some of the popular quotes by Nelson Mandela. If you have more of quotes by Nelson Mandela do add through your comments in the comments section.