Nelson Mandela Quotes Page 2

Let it never be said by future generations that indifference, cynicism or selfishness made us fail to live up to the ideals of humanism which the Nobel Peace Prize encapsulates. Let the strivings of us all, prove Martin Luther King Jr. to have been correct, when he said that humanity can no longer be tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war.
Nelson Mandela
Future   |   Failure   |

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

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
Leadership   |   Appreciation   |

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
Passion   |   Life   |

No one is born hating another person because of the colour 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
Love   |   Gift of Love In Many Ways   |

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
The Paradox Of Life   |   My Thoughts on Remembrance Day   |

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

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
Commitment   |   Motivation   |

When I think about the past, the types of things they did, I feel angry, but then again that is my feeling. The brain always dominates, says, as I have pointed out, you have a limited time to stay on Earth.
Nelson Mandela
Anger   |   Positive Thinking   |

Let there be justice for all. Let there be peace for all. Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all. Let each know that for each the body, the mind and the soul have been freed to fulfil themselves.
Nelson Mandela
Work   |   Encouraging   |

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
Courage   |   Fear   |

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
Nelson Mandela
Time   |   Wisdom   |

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
Death   |   Inspiring   |

I really wanted to retire and rest and spend more time with my children, my grandchildren and of course with my wife. But the problems are such that for anybody with a conscience who can use whatever influence he may have to try to bring about peace, it's difficult to say no.
Nelson Mandela
Retirement   |   Children   |

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