Best quotes by the South African Statesman Nelson Mandela

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
  • education

When a man is denied to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
  • believe

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

Don't judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got up again
  • success

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
  • inspirational

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.
  • wisdom

It always seems impossible until it's done.
  • possibilities

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.
  • courage

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
  • Goodness

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

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
  • Change

A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.
  • Personality

When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.
  • boiling

Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.
  • Business

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.
  • Freedom

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.
  • freedom

Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.
  • create

As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
  • shine

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
  • wisdom

Communists have always played an active role in the fight by colonial countries for their freedom, because the short-term objects of Communism would always correspond with the long-term objects of freedom movements.
  • Communism

These numbers are staggering, in fact incomprehensible. By all accounts, we are dealing with the greatest health crisis in human history.
  • Humanity

We recall the joy and excitement of a nation that had found itself, the collective relief that we had stepped out of our restrictive past, and the expectant air of walking into a brighter future.
  • Liberty

Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.
  • contracts

I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.
  • peace

I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses.
  • africa

If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don't ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers.
  • politics

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.
  • again

Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.
  • peace

I cannot conceive of Israel withdrawing if Arab states do not recognize Israel, within secure borders.
  • arab

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.
  • africa

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.
  • become

Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.
  • again

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

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.
  • faith

Once a person is determined to help themselves, there is nothing that can stop them.
  • help

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