Nelson Mandela Quotes.

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Nelson Mandela Quotes.

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela born 18 July 1918  was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, statesman 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.

Here are some quotes by Nelson Mandela.

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

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

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

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.

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

A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don’t have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.

There are many people who feel that it is useless and futile to continue talking about peace and non-violence against a government whose only reply is savage attacks on an unarmed and defenseless people.

Sometimes, I feel like one who is on the sidelines, who has missed life itself.

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.

Without education, your children can never really meet the challenges they will face. So it’s very important to give children education and explain that they should play a role for their country.

No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.

I was called a terrorist yesterday, but when I came out of jail, many people embraced me, including my enemies, and that is what I normally tell other people who say those who are struggling for liberation in their country are terrorists.

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

We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender and other discrimination.

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