Nelson Mandela Quotes


Information about Nelson Mandela

One of the most admired and revered political leaders in the world, Nelson Mandela was the first person in his family to receive a western education. As a young lawyer in Johannesburg, Mandela became increasingly involved in the African National Congress, which sought to unite all Africans and restore their rights. He was heavily involved in boycotts and mobilizing citizens, eventually bei…

Date of Birth: July 18, 1918


Found 157 quotes by Nelson Mandela .
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"Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another." Nelson Mandela
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Experience    South African Statesman   

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"After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb." Nelson Mandela
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"Heads of state and their first ladies must be in the forefront of the campaign to fight AIDS," Nelson Mandela
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"“It is said that no-one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones,” Mr Mandela has said." Nelson Mandela
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"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." Nelson Mandela
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Language    South African Statesman   

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"Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will." Nelson Mandela
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Freedom    South African Statesman   

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"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination." Nelson Mandela
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Heart    South African Statesman   

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"I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination . . . but if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die." Nelson Mandela
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"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." Nelson Mandela
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Failure    South African Statesman   

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"President Clinton, as well as the first lady, Hillary, they have the correct instincts on the major international questions facing the world today, ... For that reason, I hold him ... in high respect." Nelson Mandela
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"I detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man" Nelson Mandela
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"is his greatest legacy." Nelson Mandela
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"I voted for myself. Even if I go to my grave, I will wake up and come and vote." Nelson Mandela
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"If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don't ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers." Nelson Mandela
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America    South African Statesman   

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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela
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"Let us give publicity to HIV/AIDS and not hide it, because the only way to make it appear like a normal illness like TB, like cancer, is always to come out and to say somebody has died because of HIV/AIDS, ... And people will stop regarding it as something extraordinary." Nelson Mandela
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"We... call for the rigorous implementation of the U.N. Security Council sanctions to oblige UNITA fully to implement the Lusaka peace protocol," Nelson Mandela
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"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
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Absence    Courage    inspirational    South African Statesman   

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"South Africa is moving in the right direction, ... We should have confidence that there are great days ahead." Nelson Mandela
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"Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated." Nelson Mandela
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"It is one of the most powerful instruments to bring about a united nation, and it also says, let us forget the past. Let us think of the present and future," Nelson Mandela
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