Nelson Mandela was an anti-Apartheid social activist, philanthropist, a great reformer and social philosopher who fought for those people who were degraded by society on the basis of color and become a victim of system of racial segregation. His ideas motivate us that we should not accept the ill-traditions and customs of society instead we should fight against it. We are born to be masters of our life not anyone’s slave.

Famous Quotes of Nelson Mandela

No one is born hating another person because of the color 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

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

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

I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.


Where you stand depends on where you sit.

A Nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it’s lowest ones

One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.

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

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

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.

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.


Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

The greatest glory in living is not in falling, but in rising every time we fall.

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.

As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.

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.

And if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love.

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

After climbing a great hill. One only finds that there are many more hills to climb.

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.


I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.

Sometimes, it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.


Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings.

Courage is not the absence of fear – it’s inspiring others to move beyond it.

There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to helping others without expecting anything in return.

What counts 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.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity, it is an act of justice.

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

When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.

Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward.

We commit ourselves to the construction of a complete, just, and lasting peace.

I never lose. I either win or learn.

Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.

It is what we make out of what we have given, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.

No single person can liberate a country. You can only liberate a country if you act as a collective.

While poverty persists, there is no true freedom.

Action without vision is only passing time, vision without action is merely day dreaming, but vision with action can change the world.

If you want the cooperation of humans around you, you must make them feel they are important, and you do that by being genuine and humble.

We need to exert ourselves that much more, and break out of the vicious cycle of dependence imposed on us by the financially powerful: those in command of immense market power and those who dare to fashion the world in their own image.

When people are determined they can overcome anything.

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.

Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another. 

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.

As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.

People respond in accordance to how you treat them.

To deny people their human rights is to deny their very humanity.

Without education, your children can never really meet the challenges they will face. So it’s very important to give children education and explain that they should play a role for their country.

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.

We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference.


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