17 Inspiring Quotes From Nelson Mandela!

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Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) was a South African lawyer, politician, activist and civil rights leader who spent 20 years in prison for his opposition against the apartheid regime. After his release in 1990, Mandela was selected as the first leader of the democratic South Africa in 1994. 

Mandela went through many struggles in life but this has never stopped him from defending his own beliefs and ideology. The following words from Nelson Mandela will surely inspire and motivate you!

1. "It always seems impossible until its done."

2. "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world."

3. "After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb."

4. "We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right."

5. "If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner."

6. "The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall."

7. "Freedom cannot be achieved unless the women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression."

8. "May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears."

9. "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.

10. "Freedom is indivisible; the chains on any one of my people were the chains on all of them, the chains on all of my people were the chains on me."

11. "A real leader uses every issue, no matter how serious and sensitive, to ensure that at the end of the debate we should emerge stronger and more united than ever before."

12. "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."

13. "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."

14. "As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest."

15. "A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."

16. "Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace."

17. "We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender and other discrimination."

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