Nelson Mandela

24 Nelson Mandela Quotes You Need To Know

This article was last updated on January 31, 2022

Nelson Mandela, Nobel Prize winner and South Africa’s first black president passed away at the age of 95. During his lifetime Mandela inspired us with his numerous words of wisdom, etched in our memories till tomorrow. And his words are still remembered by us. This is why I am sharing some of the best Nelson Mandela Quotes according to me. Enjoy!


15 Inspiring Nelson Mandela Quotes


It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another
Know your enemy - and learn about his favorite sport

I learned that courage was not the absense of fear but the thriumph over it, the brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but who he who concquers that fear, nelson mandela quotes

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination,

never never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another, nelson mandela quotes

do not judge me by my successes judge me by how many times i fell down and got back up again,

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 they can be taught to love for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite, nelson mandela quotes

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains but to live in a way that respects and enchances the freedom of others

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

In my country we go to prison first and then become president

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

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.,

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

It always seems impossible until it's done.

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling but in rising everytime we fall.

Nelson Mandela Quotes To Live By

  1. “Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.” – Nelson Mandela
  2. “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 ” – Nelson Mandela
  3. “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” – Nelson Mandela
  4. “Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.” – Nelson Mandela
  5. “I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles.” – Nelson Mandela
  6. “Many people in this country have paid the price before me and many will pay the price after me.” – Nelson Mandela
  7. “Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.”
  8. “It is in the character of growth that we should learn from both pleasant and unpleasant experiences.” – Nelson Mandela
  9. “It is not our diversity which divides us; it is not our ethnicity, or religion or culture that divides us. Since we have achieved our freedom, there can only be one division amongst us: between those who cherish democracy and those who do not. – Nelson Mandela

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