18 Inspirational Nelson Mandela Quotes

Maya the Hoopoe Queen 18 July 2017 Facebook Facebook Google Pinterest

Today is Mandela Day. Today, on July 18, he would have been 99 years old. To honor his memory, we've collected 18 of the most inspirational Nelson Mandela Quotes.

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalized racism and fostering racial reconciliation. 

In the worlds of Nelson Mandela Foundation, let us use Nelson Mandela International Day (Mandela Day) as a renewal of commitment to making a sustainable difference in the lives of those less fortunate. Nelson Mandela International Day was launched in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July 2009 via unanimous decision of the UN General Assembly. It is more than a celebration of life and legacy of Nelson Mandela; it is a global movement to honor his life’s work and to change the world for the better. Click here to visit the Mandela Day website.

For us, it was only logical to compile a list of 18 quotes, to mark the 18 July, but to also mark 99 years since Mendela was born (99 -> 9+9=18).

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1.

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

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

 

2.

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

If you want to make peace with your enemy you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your pa

 

3.

Nonviolence is a good policy when the conditions permit.

Nonviolence is a good policy when the conditions permit.

 

4.

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.

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains but to live in a way that respects and enhanc

 

5.

Our single most important challenge is therefore to help establish a social order in which the freedom of the individual will truly mean the freedom of the individual.

Our single most important challenge is therefore to help establish a social order in which the free

 

6.

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

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

 

7.

Only free men can negotiate. A prisoner cannot enter into contracts.

Only free men can negotiate. A prisoner cannot enter into contracts.

 

8.

No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.

No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.

 

9.

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.

 

10.

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

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

 

11.

To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.

To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.

 

12.

It is wise to persuade people to do things and make them think it was their own idea.

It is wise to persuade people to do things and make them think it was their own idea.

 

13.

It always seems impossible until its done.

It always seems impossible until its done.

 

14.

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 no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one yo

 

15.

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

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

 

16.

I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.

I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.

 

17.

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

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

 

18.

There is no such thing as part freedom.

There is no such thing as part freedom.

 

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