Nelson Mandela Quotes
July 18th, 1918 - Dec 5th, 2013
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.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
Inspirational Quotes |
It always seems impossible until its done.
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."
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.
A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.
Never Quit |
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front.
If I had my time over I would do the same again.
So would any man who dares call himself a man.
When people are determined they can overcome anything.
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.
Man's goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Helping Others |
One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that
until I changed myself, I could not change others.
Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success
if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.
Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.
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.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use
to change the world.
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.
Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work
with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.
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.
Being Yourself |
There is no such thing as part freedom.
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
Even though Nelson Mandela was locked away for most of his adult life,
twenty-seven years, for standing up against a government that neglected
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
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
Many people around the world consider Mandela one of the
greatest leaders of the twentieth century.
Gillian Kendall, Nelson Mandela: A Life Inspired
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
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
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