Nelson Mandela Quotes

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on July 18, 1918. He fought against the South African apartheid system. He was imprisoned on Robben Island for a period of 27 years. Mandela was released from prison on February 2, 1990.

Nelson Mandela quotes are revealing and educational.

I cannot conceive of Israel withdrawing if Arab states do not recognize Israel, within secure borders.
-Nelson Mandela

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

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
-Nelson Mandela

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.
-Nelson Mandela

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

I detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man.
-Nelson Mandela

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

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

When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.
-Nelson Mandela

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.
-Nelson Mandela

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is no such thing as part freedom.
-Nelson Mandela

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

It always seems impossible until its done.
-Nelson Mandela

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

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