Nelson Mandela Quotes

Nelson Mandela was born in South Africa. He was a revolutionary leader against Apartheid and became the first black president of South Africa in 1994. He has been an influential figure for many people across the world and here are some of the best Nelson Mandela quotes to keep you inspired about life and hope.

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

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

“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.”

“Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening.”

“Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end.”

Nelson Mandela Quotes

“Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.”

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A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.

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

“Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.”

“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.”

“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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“Where you stand depends on where you sit.”

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

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

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“Forgiveness liberates the soul. It removes fear. That is why it is such a powerful weapon.”

Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front.

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

“You will achieve more in this world through acts of mercy than you will through acts of retribution.”

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

Nelson Mandela Quotes

“The brave man is not the one who has no fears, he is the one who triumphs over his fears.”

“Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.”

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