30 Nelson Mandela Quotes: Freedom, Love, Fear & Change

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Nelson Mandela was an inspiration. You may have heard his name, now know why he deserves his place in humanity. We bring you 30 of the most motivational NELSON MANDELA QUOTES.

30 Nelson Mandela Quotes for Getting the Most Out of Yourself:


1. “I am not a saint unless you think a saint is a sinner who keeps trying.” — NELSON MANDELA

2. “To go to prison because of your convictions and be prepared to suffer for what you believe in, is something worthwhile.” — NELSON MANDELA


“Honour belongs to those who never forsake the truth even when things seem dark and grim, who try over and over again, who are never discouraged by insults, humiliation and even defeat.” — NELSON MANDELA


4. “One cannot be prepared for something while secretly believing it will not happen.” — NELSON MANDELA


“One of the things I learnt when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.” — NELSON MANDELA

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6. “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


7. “Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure.” — NELSON MANDELA


8. “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


9. “Significant progress is always possible if we ourselves try to plan every detail of our lives and actions.” — NELSON MANDELA


“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” — NELSON MANDELA


11. “Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying.” — NELSON MANDELA


12. “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


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


14. “Significant progress is always possible if we ourselves try to plan every detail of our lives and actions.” — NELSON MANDELA


15. “It is an achievement for a man to do his duty on Earth irrespective of the consequences.” — NELSON MANDELA


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16. “Forgiveness liberates the soul. It removes fear. That is why it is such a powerful weapon.” — NELSON MANDELA


17. “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


18. “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


“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” — NELSON MANDELA


20. “Human beings have got the ability to adjust to anything.” — NELSON MANDELA


21. “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


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


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


24. “A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” — NELSON MANDELA


25. “One cannot be prepared for something while secretly believing it will not happen.” — NELSON MANDELA


“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — NELSON MANDELA






27. “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” — NELSON MANDELA


“It is in your hands, to make a better world for all who live in it.” — NELSON MANDELA


29. “It was during those long & lonely years that my hunger for the freedom of my people became a hunger for the freedom of all people.” — NELSON MANDELA


30. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” — NELSON MANDELA


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