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Celebrate one of the greatest men to walk the earth! Thank you Nelson Mandela for being such an inspirational leader.

Former South African President Nelson Mandela holds the Jules Rimet World cup beside Capetown Archbishop Desmond Tutu, at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich on May15, 2004.

Former South African President Nelson Mandela holds the Jules Rimet World cup beside Capetown Archbishop Desmond Tutu, at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich on May 15, 2004.  Franck Fife, AFP
  1. “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” Nelson Mandela
  2. “We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” Nelson Mandela
  3. “Appearances matter — and remember to smile.” Nelson Mandela
  4. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela
  5. “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” Nelson Mandela
  6. “No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.” Nelson Mandela
  7. “It always seems impossible until its done.” Nelson Mandela
  8. “Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.” Nelson Mandela
  9. “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” Nelson Mandela
  10. “The greatest glory in living lies in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Nelson Mandela
  11. “After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.” Nelson Mandela
  12. “I was not a messiah, but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extraordinary circumstances.” Nelson Mandela
  13. “Difficulties break some men but make others.” Nelson Mandela
  14. “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
  15. “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
  16. “To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” Nelson Mandela
  17. “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” Nelson Mandela
  18. “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
  19. “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” Nelson Mandela
  20. “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
  21. “Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.” Nelson Mandela
  22. “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.” Nelson Mandela
  23. “Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.” Nelson Mandela
  24. “I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.” Nelson Mandela
  25. “Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.” Nelson Mandela
  26. “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.” Nelson Mandela
  27. “There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.” Nelson Mandela
  28. “There is no such thing as part freedom.” Nelson Mandela
  29. “If you are poor, you are not likely to live long.” Nelson Mandela
  30. “When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.” Nelson Mandela
  31. “If I had my time over I would do the same again, so would any man who dares call himself a man.” Nelson Mandela
  32. “I came to accept that I have no right whatsoever to judge others in terms of my own customs.” Nelson Mandela
  33. “Without democracy there cannot be peace.” Nelson Mandela
  34. “Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.” Nelson Mandela
  35. “Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.” Nelson Mandela
  36. “In my country we go to prison first and then become President.” Nelson Mandela
  37. “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” Nelson Mandela
  38. “I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days.” Nelson Mandela
  39. “Our children are our greatest treasure. They are our future. Those who abuse them tear at the fabric of our society and weaken our nation.” Nelson Mandela
  40. “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.” Nelson Mandela
  41. “Few things make the life of a parent more rewarding and sweet as successful children.” Nelson Mandela
  42. “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.” Nelson Mandela
  43. “Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great.” Nelson Mandela
  44. “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.” Nelson Mandela
  45. “Once a person is determined to help themselves, there is nothing that can stop them.” Nelson Mandela
  46. “Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening.” Nelson Mandela
  47. “Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice.” Nelson Mandela
  48. “We owe our children – the most vulnerable citizens in any society – a life free from violence and fear.” Nelson Mandela
  49. “Tread softly, Breathe peacefully, Laugh hysterically.” Nelson Mandela
  50. “Your playing small does not serve the world. Who are you not to be great?” Nelson Mandela

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