Inspirational Quotes by Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela 18th of July 1918 – 5th of December 2013
He was the leader of the race against racial discrimination in South Africa and the country’s first president since the abdication of Apartheid.
It always seems impossible until it’s done.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
I was not a messiah but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extraordinary circumstances.
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.
Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.
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.
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.
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.
A leader is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.
It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.
A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
Courage is not the absence of fear — it s inspiring others to move beyond it.
May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.
One cannot be prepared for something while secretly believing it will not happen.
Let there be justice for all. Let there be peace for all. Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all. Let each know that for each the body, the mind, and the soul have been freed to fulfill themselves.
The brave man is not the one who has no fears, he is the one who triumphs over his fears.