The best Quotes by Nelson Mandela

The best Quotes by Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (born Rolihlahla Mandela; 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid activist and politician who served as the first president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

Education is the most powerful weapon you can choose to change the world.
Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.
If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.
To overthrow oppression has been sanctioned by humanity and is the highest aspiration of every free man.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front.
Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.
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.
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
If you look at those matters, you will come to the conclusion that the attitude of the United States of America is a threat to world peace.
2002, on the US, preparing to invade Iraq
Give a child love, laughter and peace, not AIDS.
Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.
I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.
Let freedom reign. The sun shall never set on so glorious a human achievement.
To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Apartheid is the rule of the gun and the hangman.

Quotes about Nelson Mandela

I am told that the last three speakers here [Westminster Hall] have been the Pope, her Majesty the Queen and Nelson Mandela. Which is either a very high bar or the beginning of a very funny joke.
Barack Obama - May 2011

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Many of our own people here in this country do not ask about computers, telephones and television sets. They ask - when will we get a road to our village.
South Africa belongs to all who live in it, black and white.
We will continue to count on your unwavering support and commitment to working with leaders of our continent in bringing about the desired renaissance of Africa.
I don't imagine Heads of Government would ever be able to say I'm not an economist therefore I can't take decisions on matters of the economy; I'm not a soldier I can't take decisions on matters of defence; I'm not an educationist so I can't take decisions about education.
When will the day come that our dignity will be fully restored, when the purpose of our lives will no longer be merely to survive until the sun rises tomorrow!
I believe in myself and the justice I've fought for all my life.
It dawned on me then that you either had to survive apartheid, or you had to perish with it. And I decided to survive.
I never talk about my private life.
The brutality of apartheid drains you of that emotion of fear if you have gone through everything you can be put through in the process of harassment.
One of the greatest things I fear is letting down my people. I wouldn't live with that type of conscience, of having let down my people after they've been brutalized for so long.
Giving a child an education is by far one of the most important investments we can make.
It's wrong to think that an educational system could work without conveying values!
Men must be free to do what they believe. It is not our right to punish one for thinking what they do, no matter how much we disagree.
This is America. Anyone can eat what they want, as long as they eat too much.
Homer Simpson in The Simpsons - Season 24 Episode 5
For the world has changed, and we must change with it.
I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge.
Queen Elizabeth II (as Queen of the United Kingdom) - April 2020
Ever notice that the whisper of temptation can be heard farther than the loudest call to duty.
Money can't buy life.
Bob Marley - last words - May 11th 1981
Truth is coming, and it cannot be stopped.
Edward Snowden - Interview Glenn Greenwald, 06.06.2013
This is how liberty dies - with thunderous applause!
Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back!
A true leader does what is right, no matter what others think.
People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.
There's a lot of money to be made in scaring people.
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
The heart can be tough to change, but the mind can be tough to persuade.
Grand Pabbie in Frozen -
AIDS is an absolutely tragic disease. The argument about AIDS being some kind of divine retribution is crap.
As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all - the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.
Ich gehe langsam, aber ich gehe nie zurück.

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