Famous People Quotes71 Nelson Mandela Quotes About Education, Love, Fear, and Leadership

71 Nelson Mandela Quotes About Education, Love, Fear, and Leadership

“It always seems impossible until it’s done”- Nelson Mandela

Everyone is aware of Nelson Mandela’s fight for equality. He was the first person who fought against racism in South Africa.
Let’s dive into the thoughts of such a great freedom fighter to get inspiration. We have brought you this amazing collection of Nelson Mandela Quotes and Sayings that will motivate you on your journey toward your dream.

Nelson Mandela was the first Black President of South Africa. He was born in a small village in South Africa and grew up in a joint family. In his college days, Mandela started his fight for the rights of black people with his best friend – Oliver Tambo.

Soon, he had the convoy behind him. He was imprisoned for 28 years charged with sabotage, treason, and violent conspiracy. But he didn’t give up fighting for the rights of blacks and was freed from prison in February 1990. Blacks got their rights then from their new leader. In 1994, Nelson represented the African Congress Party and won by an absolute majority. It was the first time in South Africa that a black person became the President. After his long walk to freedom, this legend died on 5 December 2013.

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Nelson Mandela also believed in non-violence like Mahatma Gandhi. He was known as ‘African Gandhi’. He has also awarded with many prizes like ‘Bharat Ratna’ and ‘Nobel Prize for Peace’

Mandela wrote many books in his life. ‘Long Walk to Freedom’ , which is his autobiography, is the most famous one.

So, here’s the one for a person who has devoted his whole life to the people of his community. Let’s have a look at some of the famous Nelson Mandela Quotes and Sayings:

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Nelson Mandela Quotes

1. “A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” -Nelson Mandela

2. “In my country, we go to prison first and then become President.” – Nelson Mandela

3. “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… Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never explained.” – Nelson Mandela

4. “Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.” – Nelson Mandela

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5. “I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now and will do so until the end of my days.” – Nelson Mandela

6. “Nothing is black or white.” – Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Quotes
Nelson Mandela Quotes

7. “It is not where you start but how high you aim that matters for success.” – Nelson Mandela

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

9. “One cannot be prepared for something while secretly believing it will not happen.” – Nelson Mandela

10. “I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent.” -Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Quotes
Nelson Mandela Quotes

11. “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

12. “There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.” – Nelson Mandela

13. “People respond in accordance to how you treat them.” – Nelson Mandela

Famous Nelson Mandela Quotes

14.”I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.” -Nelson Mandela

15. “Only free men can negotiate. A prisoner cannot enter into contracts.” -Nelson Mandela

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

17. “We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” -Nelson Mandela

quotes by Nelson Mandela
quotes by Nelson Mandela

18. “There are few misfortunes in this world that you cannot turn into a personal triumph if you have the iron will and the necessary skill.” – Nelson Mandela

19. “I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles.”

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

famous quotes by Nelson Mandela
famous quotes by Nelson Mandela

21. “Know your enemy — and learn about his favorite sport.” – Nelson Mandela

22. “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela

23. “Appearances matter — and remember to smile.” – Nelson Mandela

24. “Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great, you can be that generation.” – Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Quotes on Forgiveness

25. “It never hurts to think too highly of a person; often they become ennobled and act better because of it.” -Nelson Mandela

26. “Forgiveness liberates the soul, it removes fear. That’s why it’s such a powerful weapon.” -Nelson Mandela

27. “You will achieve more in this world through acts of mercy than you will through acts of retribution.” -Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Quotes Forgiveness
Nelson Mandela Quotes Forgiveness

28. “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. They 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

Nelson Mandela Quotes on Education

29. “No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.” – Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Quotes on Education
Nelson Mandela Quotes on Education

30. “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

31. “Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.” – Nelson Mandela

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

Nelson Mandela Quotes on Education
Nelson Mandela Quotes on Education

33. “The power of education extends beyond the development of the skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation.” – Nelson Mandela

34. “It is not beyond our power to create a world in which all children have access to a good education. Those who do not believe this has small imaginations.” – Nelson Mandela

35. “Without language, one cannot talk to people and understand them; one cannot share their hopes and aspirations, grasp their history, appreciate their poetry, or savor their songs.” – Nelson Mandela

36. “We must use time creatively, and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” – Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Quotes About Love

37. “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” -Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Quotes About Love
Nelson Mandela Quotes About Love

38. “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… Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never explained.” – Nelson Mandela

39. “As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.” – Nelson Mandela

40. “Give a child love, laughter, and peace.” -Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Quotes About Love
Nelson Mandela Quotes About Love

41. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Nelson Mandela

42. “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

Nelson Mandela Quotes on Fear

43. “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

44. “The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela

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

46. “And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Nelson Mandela

47. “We owe our children – the most vulnerable citizens in any society – a life free from violence and fear.” – Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Quotes Fear
Nelson Mandela Quotes on Fear

48. “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

49. “The brave man is not the one who has no fears, he is the one who triumphs over his fears.” -Nelson Mandela

50. “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” -Nelson Mandela

51. “Men have different capacities and react differently to stress. But the stronger ones raised up the weaker ones, and both became stronger in the process.” -Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Quotes on Poverty

52. “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.”  – Nelson Mandela

Poverty Quotes Nelson Mandela
Poverty Quotes Nelson Mandela

53. “Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity, and a decent life.”  – Nelson Mandela

54. “While poverty persists, there is no true freedom.”  – Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Quotes on Poverty
Nelson Mandela Quotes on Poverty

55. “As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.”  – Nelson Mandela

56. “Poverty is not natural; it is man-made.”  – Nelson Mandela

57. “There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”– Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Quotes on Peace

58. “We commit ourselves to the construction of a complete, just, and lasting peace.” -Nelson Mandela

59. “Give a child love, laughter, and peace.” -Nelson Mandela

60. “Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.” -Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela quotes on Peace
Nelson Mandela Quotes on Peace

61. “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” – Nelson Mandela

62. “Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.” – Nelson Mandela

63. “I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.” – Nelson Mandela

64. “Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening.” – Nelson Mandela

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

Nelson Mandela Quotes on Leadership

66. “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 lies defeat and death.” – Nelson Mandela

67. “There is no passion to be found in playing small – settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”  – Nelson Mandela

68. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Quotes on Leadership
Nelson Mandela Quotes on Leadership

69. “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

70. “Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.” – Nelson Mandela

71. “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

Nelson Mandela, a person who has brought peace to a racially divided world deserves immense respect and love. We hope you enjoy these famous Nelson Mandela Quotes and get inspiration to serve your community and world.

What is Nelson Mandela's most famous quote?

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela
“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice.” - Nelson Mandela
“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.” - Nelson Mandela
“A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” - Nelson Mandela
“It is in your hands, to make a better world for all who live in it.” - Nelson Mandela

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