Best 25 Nelson Mandela Quotes of All Times

Nelson Mandela is a renowned African leader and perhaps the greatest African leader of our time. Nelson Mandela is from South Africa and has been a strong advocate of love, peace and unity. He played a vital role as the former president of South Africa during the era of apartheid in South Africa. For 20 years, he directed a campaign of peaceful, non-violent defiance against the South African government and its racist policies. In 1994, Mandela was inaugurated as the country’s first black president. There has been an effort to transform Mandela’s birthday into an international day of good works. To embellish his achievements, there a lot of Nelson Mandela quotes that are worth taking note of, hence, Answers Africa brings you the best Nelson Mandela quotes of all times.

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Top Nelson Mandela Quotes of All Times

This is one of Nelson Mandela’s best Quotes behind which lies a whole lot of wisdom and thoughts. His deep thoughts brings us to the reawakening when he said:

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

“Our single most important challenge is therefore to help establish a social order in which the freedom of the individual will truly mean the freedom of the individual”

“If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

“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.”

“There is no such thing as part freedom.”

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

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

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“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.”

“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.”

“Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.”

“A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don’t have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.”

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“Freedom would be meaningless without security in the home and in the streets.”

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

“There is nothing I fear more than waking up without a program that will help me bring a little happiness to those with no resources, those who are poor, illiterate, and ridden with terminal disease.”

“It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.”

“Leaders in all spheres who are living with HIV should be encouraged, not coerced, to lead by example and disclose their HIV status.”

“I was not a messiah, but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extraordinary circumstances.”

“The United States has made serious mistakes in the conduct of its foreign affairs, which have had unfortunate repercussions long after the decisions were taken.”

“If you are poor, you are not likely to live long.”

“It is wise to persuade people to do things and make them think it was their own idea.”

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