Nelson Mandela Quotes

Nelson Mandela is most famous for being South Africa’s first black head of state when he was elected President in 1994.

He campaigned against apartheid which segregated and treated black people as second class citizens. He was even imprisoned for fighting for equality and freedom. Nelson Mandela’s messages became of acceptance and fairness became so strong that he was eventually released from prison and welcomed back into the South African society as a hero around the world.

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#1 Gift

Nelson Mandela Quotes R Amazing! - Gift

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

#2 Greatness

Nelson Mandela Quotes R Amazing! - Greatness

"Your playing small does not serve the world. Who are you not to be great?"
Nelson Mandela

#3 Overcome

Nelson Mandela Quotes R Amazing! - Overcome

"When people are determined they can overcome anything."
Nelson Mandela

#4 Possibility

Nelson Mandela Quotes R Amazing! - Possible

"It always seems impossible until it’s done."
Nelson Mandela

#5 Passion

Nelson Mandela Quotes R Amazing! - Passion

"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

#6 Peace

Nelson Mandela Quotes R Amazing! - Peace

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

#7 Getting back up

Nelson Mandela Quotes R Amazing! - Judge

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

#8 Freedom

Nelson Mandela Quotes R Amazing! - Freedom

"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

#9 Education

Nelson Mandela Quotes R Amazing! - Education

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

#10 Dreamer

Nelson Mandela Quotes R Amazing! - Winner

"A winner is a dreamer who never gives up."
Nelson Mandela

#11 Rise

Nelson Mandela Quotes R Amazing! - Rise

"Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do."
Nelson Mandela

#12 Hope

Nelson Mandela Quotes R Amazing! - Hope

"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

#13 Change

Nelson Mandela Quotes R Amazing! - Change

"One of the most difficult things is not to change society — but to change yourself."
Nelson Mandela

#14 Live

Nelson Mandela Quotes R Amazing! - Life

"Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening."
Nelson Mandela

#15 Courage

Nelson Mandela Quotes R Amazing! - Courage

"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

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