Nelson Mandela Quotes That Will Influence Your Personality

Want to develop an out of the box thinking? Looking for extremely rational words? Then have a view at the most credible Quotes of Nelson Mandela that will influence your personality.

Yes, these above mentioned passionate words are said by a philanthropist, Nelson Mandela. Through his inspirational words, he always wished to develop a nation with a carefree mind. He wished to create a positive outlook in people and want them to become self-independent.

A South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, Nelson Mandela was born on 18th July 1918, in the village of Mvezo, in the Eastern Cape. His father Nkosi Mphakanyiswa Gadla Mandela, was the principal councilor to the Acting King of the Thembu people, Jongintaba Dalindyebo. And his mother was Nonqaphi Nosekeni.

At a very young age, he uses to hear stories of the way his ancestors’ valor during the wars of resistance, and from that time itself, he decided to support the struggle movement for freedom of his people.

He got an LLB degree from the University of South Africa.

He joined politics in 1942 & in 1944 he formed ANC Youth League (ANCYL). And in the same year, he married Evelyn Mase and was blessed with two sons Madiba Thembekile “Thembi” and Makgatho, and two daughters both called Makaziwe.

On 10th May 1994, he was inaugurated as South Africa’s first democratically elected President. In 1995, he founded Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, and The Mandela Rhodes Foundation.

Nelson Mandela Quotes

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

“Forgiveness liberates the soul. It removes fear. That is why it is such a powerful weapon.” — 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

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

“It is so easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build.” – Nelson Mandela

“Once a person is determined to help themselves, there is nothing that can stop them.” – Nelson Mandela

“Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.”  — Nelson Mandela

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

“We slaughter one another in our words & attitudes. We slaughter one another in the stereotypes & mistrust that linger in our heads and the words of hate we spew from our lips” – Nelson Mandela

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

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

“In human affairs, no single person, organization, or social formation ever have a final or an absolutely correct position. It is through conversation, debate & critical discussion that we approach positions that may provide workable solutions.” – Nelson Mandela

“History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children”– Nelson Mandela

Distortions have misled many innocent people because they are weaved around concrete facts & events which those who still have a conscience would never deny. – Nelson Mandela

“No single person, nobody of opinion, no political doctrine, no religious doctrine can claim a monopoly on truth.” – Nelson Mandela

I stand here before you filled with deep pride & joy: pride in the ordinary, humble people of this country. You have shown such a calm, patient determination to reclaim this country as your own. And the joy that we can loudly proclaim from the rooftops–free at last! – 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

It was only when I began to learn that my boyhood freedom was an illusion when I discovered as a young man that my freedom had already been taken from me that I began to hunger for it – Nelson Mandela

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

I was not born with a hunger to be free. I was born free – free in every way that I could know. Free to run in the fields near my mother’s hut, free to swim in the …As long as I obeyed my father & abided by the customs of my tribe, I was not troubled by the laws of man or God. – Nelson Mandela

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

“Our society needs to re-establish a culture of caring”– Nelson Mandela

Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity, and a decent life. – Nelson Mandela

“Thinking too well of people often allows them to be better than they otherwise would.” – Nelson Mandela

“No matter how small the action, you can help to change the world for the better for all. Lend a helping hand today to the less fortunate in society and start making a positive change” – Nelson Mandela

“Your playing small does not serve the world. Who are you not to be great?” – Nelson Mandela

Is the time, therefore, not upon us when we should cease to treat tyranny, instability & poverty anywhere on our globe as being peripheral to our interests & to our future? – Nelson Mandela

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

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