25 Encouraging Nelson Mandela Quotes

A Good Head And A Good Heart Are Always A Formidable Combination

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, commonly known as Nelson Mandela was a South African President from 1994 to 1999. He was born on 18 July 1918 and died 5 December 2013. He was an anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist.

He was a first South Africa’s black elected representative democratic election. His Main aim was to eliminate racism, poverty and inequality in SA.

Nelson Mandela International Day or Mandela Day is an international day celebrated annually on 18 July, Nelson Mandela’s Birthday to honour him.

Following are the famous inspiring and motivating quotes from Nelson Mandela:

25 Encouraging Nelson Mandela Quotes


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


“Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished” Dosomething.org


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


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


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


The Greatest Glory In Living Lies Not In Never Falling, But In Rising Every Time We Fall.» Nelson Mandela


“Communists have always played an active role in the fight by colonial countries for their freedom, because the short-term objects of Communism would always correspond with the long-term objects of freedom movements.”

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


No One Is Born Hating Another Person Because Of The Color Of His Skin, Or His Background, Or His Religion.”» Nelson Mandela


“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.”


“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising everytime we fall.”


Resentment Is Like Drinking Poison And Then Hoping It Will Kill Your Enemies.» Nelson Mandela


“It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.”


“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.”


It Is Better To Lead From Behind And To Put Others In Front, Especially When You Celebrate Victory When Nice Things Occur .» Nelson Mandela


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


“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.” Newsone.com


It Always Seems Impossible Until It’S Done.» Nelson Mandela


“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”


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


I Like Friends Who Have Independent Minds Because They Tend To Make You See Problems From All Angles.» Nelson Mandela


“When people are determined they can overcome anything.”


“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.”


If You Want To Make Peace With Your Enemy, You Have To Work With Your Enemy. Then He Becomes Your Partner.» Nelson Mandela


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


“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.”


Do Not Judge Me By My Successes, Judge Me By How Many Times I Fell Down And Got Back Up Again.» Nelson Mandela


“Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.”

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


And As We Let Our Own Light Shine, We Unconsciously Give Other People Permission To Do The Same» Nelson Mandela


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


“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. ”


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


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


“Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.” Nelsonmandelas.com


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