25 Most Inspirational Quotes By Nelson Mandela About Freedom

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Nelson Mandela is the first black president of South Africa, who fought for his country throughout his life. While opposing the racist government of South Africa, Mandela was sent to prison for 27 years. He is the proof that, whatever the odds are, if you are determined enough none can stop you from achieving what you want.

After coming out from prison, he won the Nobel Prize, and the very next year he was elected the president of The Republic of South Africa. Mandela’s anti-apartheid fight was appreciated worldwide and most of the countries have especially honored him, his birthday is celebrated as Mandela Day. The wise man has taught us many things about life, politics, and conscience. In memory of Nelson Mandela, here are a bunch of quotes to inspire you.

“I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.” – Nelson Mandela

“One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.” – Nelson Mandela

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela

“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.” – Nelson Mandela

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

“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.” – Nelson Mandela

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

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

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

“I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.” – Nelson Mandela

“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.” – Nelson Mandela

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

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

25 Most Inspirational Quotes By Nelson Mandela About Freedom

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

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

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

“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

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

A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” – Nelson Mandela

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