Nelson Mandela Quotes And Sayings

Mandela Quotes-The first president of the independent South Africa was Nelson Mandela. He was a phenomenal leader who suffered in the hands of his oppressors by spending years in jail. When he was released, he never avenged against the oppressors but decided to forgive them. These Mandela Quotes are the best in understanding how to become a phenomenal leader like he was.

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


Fear is inevitable. The bravest of all men seem to lack it completely. Nelson Mandela, however, tells us the brave do not lack fear. The difference is that they conquer the fear in them. This shows that all men are the same, the mighty and the not so mighty. They all face the same challenges in life. To triumph, you need to walk over your challenges and fear.

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


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“A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” Nelson Mandela

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

“As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Nelson Mandela

“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” Nelson Mandela

“Be a life long student, read as many books as possible.” Nelson Mandela


“Courage is not the absence of fear it s inspiring others to move beyond it.” Nelson Mandela

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

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela

“Few things make the life of a parent more rewarding and sweet as successful children.” Nelson Mandela

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


“I am the captain of my soul.” Nelson Mandela

“It always seems impossible until its done.” Nelson Mandela

“I stand here before you not as a prophet, but as a humble servant of you, the people.” Nelson Mandela

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

“In my country we go to prison first and then become President.” Nelson Mandela

“I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.” Nelson Mandela


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

“Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.” Nelson Mandela

“Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.” Nelson Mandela

“No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.” Nelson Mandela

“One of the most difficult things is not to change society – but to change yourself.” Nelson Mandela

“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.” Nelson Mandela

“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” Nelson Mandela


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

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner – Nelson Mandela

This is the best of Mandela Quotes which describe how he brought peace between the white and black natives of South Africa. A great enmity had built up between the white settlers and black citizens. The apartheid rule was dividing the country along racial lines. Enmity grew worse with Nelson Mandela sent to prison. When he left prison he did the unexpected, he decided to work with his oppressors and forgave them. This single act was the first step to uniting divided South Africa.

Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will – Nelson Mandela

Freedom is an important aspect of human existence. Having money itself does not guarantee freedom. Freedom comes when you have the ability to do whatever you want with that money. This freedom includes making more money.  So we learn that true success does not come without freedom.

These quotes are authored by the best example of people who fought for freedom without love or hatred whatsoever. The quotes help individuals who feel oppressed and would like to be free from their oppressors without causing mayhem. Good relationships are the best investments you can ever make.