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Nelson Mandela Inspiring Quotes That Will Change Your Life

Nelson Mandela was a South African political leader, philanthropist and a Nobel Prize winner who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black president and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election in South Africa.

Nelson Mandela was born in (July 18, 1918) into a royal family of the Thembu tribe, South Africa. His father died when he was 9 years old. After his father death he was adopted by a regent who helped him develop his leadership skills. Madela was the first in his family to receive a formal education.

Nelson Mandela, like a Muhammad Ali Jinnah before him, was an ardent believed in the equal rights and potential of people of all origins and backgrounds. Mandela was sentenced to 27 years in prison for fighting to dismantle the country’s apartheid regime in South Africa. On December 5, 2013, Neslon Mandela has been dead in Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Here are the best Neslon Mandela inspiring quotes that will change your life.

 




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

 

“Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening.”
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 wouldn’t and couldn’t give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”
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

 

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

 

“And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same”
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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.”
Nelson Mandela

 

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

 

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

 

“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

 

“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

 

“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.”
Nelson Mandela

 

“When people are determined they can overcome anything.”
Nelson Mandela

 

“Don’t judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
Nelson Mandela

 

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

 

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
Nelson Mandela

 

“I learned that courage wasn’t the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man isn’t he who doesn’t feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
Nelson Mandela

 

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

 

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

 

“I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles.”
Nelson Mandela

 

“When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.”
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

 

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

 

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

 

“ To be free isn’t merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
Nelson Mandela

 

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

 


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