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.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
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.
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.
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.
There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its 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?
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.
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.
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.
We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
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.
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.
Quotes About Nelson Mandela
Mandela passed away on December 6, 2013, at the age of 95. His entire life story is a legacy of what one human being can become. Richard J. Bowerman, Nelson Mandela: 10 Leadership Lessons from Mandela’s Life
Mandela’s mother, however, became Christian, and in time she had her son baptized into the Wesleyan (Methodist) Church and later sent him to the mission school. Attending school was an honor no one else in the family had received. Gillian Kendall, Nelson Mandela: A Life Inspired
Birth, upbringing, emotional self-sufficiency from an early age, social grace, imposing appearance, and elite status combined to encourage in Mandela an unusual assurance about his destiny as a leader, a ‘sense of his power’ to shape his own life that seems to have been shared by those around him. Tom Lodge, Mandela: A Critical Life
Words of Encouragement |
Mandela’s whole life, personal philosophy, and attitude towards life were predicated on a notion that every human being possessed an inalienable right to respect, dignity and opportunity. Abraham Mutwol, 27 Inspiring Life Lessons from Nelson Mandela
If I could develop one of his (Nelson Mandela) qualities in my life it would be perseverance because by his perseverance he accomplished amazing feats. M.D. Jones, Nelson Mandela: Leader
He (Nelson Mandela) will always stand up for what he believes is right with a stubbornness that is virtually unbending. I very often heard him say, “This isn’t right.” Richard Stengel, Mandela’s Way: Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage