Nelson Mandela Quotes

July 18th, 1918 - Dec 5th, 2013
Nelson Mandela
Mandela a South African Statesman was the winner of the Nobel Prize in 1993. He has inspired millions. Let his words of wisdom inspire you.


A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
Nelson Mandela
Good   |  


And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
Nelson Mandela
Inspirational Quotes  |


It always seems impossible until its done.
Nelson Mandela
Words of Encouragement   |  


Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom."
Nelson Mandela
Quotes about Overcoming   |  


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.
Nelson Mandela
Leadership   |  


A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.
Nelson Mandela
Never Quit   |  


Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front.
Nelson Mandela
Believe   |  


If I had my time over I would do the same again. So would any man who dares call himself a man.
Nelson Mandela
Dare   |  


When people are determined they can overcome anything.
Nelson Mandela
Determination   |  


In Africa there is a concept known as ubuntu - the profound sense that we are human only through the humanity of others; that if we are to accomplish anything in this world, it will in equal measure be due to the work and achievements of others.
Nelson Mandela
Accomplishment   |  


Man's goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.
Nelson Mandela
Famous Quotes  |


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.
Nelson Mandela
Optimistic   |  


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 in the end.
Nelson Mandela
Hope   |  


What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.
Nelson Mandela
Making A Difference   |  


A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.
Nelson Mandela
Helping Others   |  


One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
Nelson Mandela
Change   |


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


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


As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself.. Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.
Nelson Mandela
Honesty   |  


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


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
Communication   |  


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


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


When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.
Nelson Mandela
Funny Quotes about Life   |  


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


There is no such thing as part freedom.
Nelson Mandela
Tolerance   |

Quotes About Nelson Mandela

The life story of Nelson Mandela is worth retelling. His personal triumphs against adverse conditions are sources of inspiration. His attitude and actions are worth emphasizing, as they can be lessons that any leader can learn from. Richard J. Bowerman, Nelson Mandela: 10 Leadership Lessons from Mandela's Life
Attitude   |  


Even though Nelson Mandela was locked away for most of his adult life, twenty-seven years, for standing up against a government that neglected its people, he continued believing in the power of the people, fighting for a future where everyone was equal, and this was while he himself faced incredible adversity, locked away in a cell.
Jake Anderson, Nelson Mandela: Nelson Mandela Greatest Quotes and Life Lessons
Adversity   |  


Thus, Mandela's prison sentence was continued and he was transported to another prison after his stay on Robben. It was here that Mandela would escape, but not through some grand scheme, after 27 years, the world Mandela lived in changed around him. After 27 years he was free.
Michael Woodford, Nelson Mandela Legacy
Life   |  


Many people around the world consider Mandela one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century.
Gillian Kendall, Nelson Mandela: A Life Inspired
Greatness   |  


Generally in Mandela's career there are no sudden turning points; rather key decisions develop out of lengthy incremental processes of thought, and are often influenced by Mandela's recollection of precedent.
Tom Lodge, Mandela: A Critical Life
Decision   |  


Prison life deepened his (Nelson Mandela) compassion and generosity and also solidified his understanding of the human condition.
Abraham Mutwol, 27 Inspiring Life Lessons from Nelson Mandela
Compassion   |  

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