Nelson Mandela Quotes...

Nelson Mandela, in full Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, was born on July 18, 1918, in Mvezo, South Africa. He was the black nationalist and the first black president of South Africa. He was the revolutionary political leader who’s negotiations with then president  F.W. de Klerk brought the apartheid system of racial segregation to an end in the country. Mandela and Klerk jointly received the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1993, for their mutual efforts in establishing nonracial democracy in South Africa.

Nelson spent his 27 years of life in prison for fighting to dismantle the country’s apartheid regime and for campaigning against the government. After his release, he was elected as President of South Africa in an election when South Africans of all ethnic origins were first time allowed to vote. He served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

Mandela died on 5 December 2013 aged 95, at his home in Houghton.

Nelson Mandela Quotes

While poverty persists, there is no true freedom.

While poverty persists, there is no true freedom.

–Nelson Mandela
Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.

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

–Nelson Mandela
The greatest glory in living is not in falling, but in rising every time we fall.

The greatest glory in living is not in falling, but in rising every time we fall.

–Nelson Mandela
If you are poor, you are not likely to live long.

If you are poor, you are not likely to live long.

–Nelson Mandela
May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

–Nelson Mandela
Nonviolence is a good policy when the conditions permit

Nonviolence is a good policy when the conditions permit.

–Nelson Mandela
Fools multiply when wise men are silent

Fools multiply when wise men are silent.

–Nelson Mandela
It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.

It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.

–Nelson Mandela
Only free men can negotiate. A prisoner cannot enter into contracts.

Only free men can negotiate. A prisoner cannot enter into contracts.

–Nelson Mandela
There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to help others without...

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

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

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

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

–Nelson Mandela
I never lose. I either win or learn.

I never lose. I either win or learn.

–Nelson Mandela
As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world...

As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.

–Nelson Mandela
When people are determined they can overcome anything

When people are determined they can overcome anything.

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

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

–Nelson Mandela
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion...

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.

–Nelson Mandela
Where you stand depends on where you sit.

Where you stand depends on where you sit.

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

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

–Nelson Mandela
Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.

Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.

–Nelson Mandela
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head....

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.

–Nelson Mandela
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy.

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

–Nelson Mandela
Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front

Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front.

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

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

–Nelson Mandela
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies

Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.

–Nelson Mandela
To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that...

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
It always seems impossible until it's done

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

–Nelson Mandela
A winner is a dreamer who never gives up

A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.

–Nelson Mandela
A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination

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.

–Nelson Mandela
Difficulties break some men but make others

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

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

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

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

–Nelson Mandela
Courage is not the absence of fear — it s inspiring others to move beyond it.

Courage is not the absence of fear — it’s inspiring others to move beyond it.

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

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

–Nelson Mandela
A Nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it's lowest ones.

A Nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it’s lowest ones.

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

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

–Nelson Mandela
Live life as though nobody is watching...

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

–Nelson Mandela