Nelson Mandela is largely regarded as the father of South Africa’s modern nation. He was South Africa’s first black president. His legacy stands as a source of hope and healing, as well as a powerful reminder of the human spirit’s power. He tried to create peace in a racially divided country and to lead the global movement for human rights. So, these are the best Nelson Mandela quotes that expand our understanding of what he has accomplished and strived for not just his country but the entire world.

Nelson Mandela Quotes to get inspired

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.

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

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.

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

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

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

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

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

It is in the character of growth that we should learn from both pleasant and unpleasant experiences.

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

One cannot be prepared for something while secretly believing it will not happen.

A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.

Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening.

Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great, you can be that generation.

The greatest glory in living lies not in falling, but in rising every time we fall.

I never lose. I either win or learn.

It is not where you start but how high you aim that matters for success.

Tread softly, breathe peacefully, laugh hysterically.

We have not taken the final step of our journey, but the first step on a longer and even more difficult road.

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You will achieve more in this world through acts of mercy than you will through acts of retribution.

When people are determined they can overcome anything.

There are few misfortunes in this world that you cannot turn into a personal triumph if you have the iron will and the necessary skill.

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

Best Nelson Mandela Quotes

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

Many people in this country have paid the price before me and many will pay the price after me.

Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.

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.

Lead from the back – and let others believe they are in front.

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

Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, honesty, but humility.

In some ways, it is easier to be a dissident, for then one is without responsibility.

When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.

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

The brave man is not the one who has no fears, he is the one who triumphs over his fears.

Those who conduct themselves with morality, integrity, and consistency need not fear the forces of inhumanity and cruelty.

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May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

Courage is not the absence of fear — it’s inspiring others to move beyond it.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.

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

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

The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Fools multiply when wise men are silent.

People respond in accordance to how you treat them.

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

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.

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