Nelson Mandela Quotes

Nelson Mandela Quotes

Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.

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.

I am the captain of my soul.

A winner is a dreamer who never gives up

Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great, you can be that generation


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

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.

The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. 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.

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

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

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.

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.

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.

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner. -Nelson Mandela, activist, South African president, Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1918)

كيف تريدون ان يبنى مجد البلاد اذا لم يضحي امثالنا بانفسهم

كان يجب علينا احترام الحكومة بما وفرته علينا من فرص لتحصيل العلم

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

For 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.

When you are young and can stay alive on your hatred"....but realized later "They can take everything from me except my mind and heart"

Nelson Mandela from Long Walk to Freedom

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

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