49 Famous Nelson Mandela Quotes (Leadership, Educational & Love)

Nelson Mandela was the first black president of South Africa. Here are 49 Most Famous Nelson Mandela Quotes on education, leadership love & freedom.

Inspirational Quotes by Nelson Mandela

  • May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.
  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
  • 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.
  • Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.
  • A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
  • I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
  • Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
  • We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.
  • Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity, it is an act of justice.
  • It always seems impossible until it’s done.
  • When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
  • I never lose. I either win or learn.
  • It is what we make out of what we have given, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.

Nelson Mandela Quotes On 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.
  • As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
  • Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.
  • We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
  • Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.
  • People respond in accordance to how you treat them.
  • To deny people their human rights is to deny their very humanity.
  • A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.
  • 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.
  • You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
  • We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference.
  • Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
  • No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion.
  • When a deep injury is done to us, we never heal until we forgive.
  • We must strive to be moved by a generosity of spirit that will enable us to outgrow the hatred and conflicts of the past.
  • Our march to freedom is irreversible. We must not allow fear to stand in our way.

Education Quotes By Nelson Mandela

  • Greed and power has turned brother against brother.
  • You may succeed in delaying, but never in preventing the transition of South Africa to a democracy.
  • Together we must set out to correct the defects of the past.
  • I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say.
  • There is no such thing as part freedom.
  • You will achieve more in this world through acts of mercy than you will through acts of retribution.
  • If wealth is a magnet, then poverty is a kind of repellent. Yet poverty often brings out the true generosity in others.
  • The death of a human being, whatever may be his station in life, is always a sad and painful affair.
  • I knew as well as I knew anything that the oppressor must be liberated just as surely as the oppressed.
  • Significant progress is always possible if we ourselves try to plan every detail of our lives and actions.

Best Quotes From Nelson Mandela Love & Freedom

  • Our people have the right to hope, the right to a future, the right to life itself.
  • I have a special attachment to the people who befriended me during times of distress.
  • I have spent all my life dreaming of a golden age in which all problems will be solved and our wildest hopes fulfilled.
  • We do not want freedom without bread, nor do we want bread without freedom.
  • It is an achievement for a man to do his duty on Earth irrespective of the consequences.
  • Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure.
  • Gone forever are the days when harsh and wicked laws provide the oppressors with years of peace and quiet.
  • 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.
  • Money won’t create success. The freedom to make it will.

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