Top 50 Nelson Mandela Quotes to Inspire You

Nelson Mandela Quotes

Explore the best Nelson Mandela Quotes on our website. Nelson Mandela is considered the world over as one of history’s most inspirational figures in the world. Nelson Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. we collected the most inspirational Nelson Mandela Quotes for our users read below.

Best 50 Nelson Mandela  Quotes

“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

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

Nelson Mandela

“One of the most difficult things is not to change society — but to change yourself.”

Nelson Mandela

“As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Nelson Mandela

“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

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

Nelson Mandela

“A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.”

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Quotes

 Nelson Mandela  Quotes  on education

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

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela  Quotes

“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

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

Nelson Mandela

“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.” Nelson Mandela

“Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. 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 lays defeat and death.” Nelson Mandela

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

Nelson Mandela

“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

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

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

“Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.” Nelson Mandela

“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

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

“When people are determined they can overcome anything.” 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 that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” Nelson Mandela

“I never lose. I either win or learn.” Nelson Mandela

“Your playing small does not serve the world. Who are you not to be great?” Nelson Mandela

“Forgiveness liberates the soul. It removes fear. That is why it is such a powerful weapon.” Nelson Mandela

“There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting anything in return.” Nelson Mandela

“It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.”

Nelson Mandela

“Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front.” Nelson Mandela

“Fools multiply when wise men are silent.” Nelson Mandela

“You can start changing our world for the better daily, no matter how small the action.” Nelson Mandela

“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” Nelson Mandela

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

“The greatest glory in living is not in falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Nelson Mandela

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

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

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

“I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.” Nelson Mandela

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”

Nelson Mandela

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

“Action without vision is only passing time, vision without action is merely daydreaming, but vision with action can change the world.” Nelson Mandela

“Sometimes, it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”

Nelson Mandela

“Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings..” Nelson Mandela

“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”

Nelson Mandela

“If you want the cooperation of humans around you, you must make them feel they are important, and you do that by being genuine and humble.” Nelson Mandela

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

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

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

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

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

“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, Long Walk to Freedom

“Where you stand depends on where you sit.”
Nelson Mandela

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