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quote by Nelson Mandela: The process of illusion and disillusionment is part of life and goes on endlessly. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

The process of illusion and disillusionment is part of life and goes on endlessly.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: An initiative was essentially led by civil society because the policy of the government was that Africans must not be taught to graze in pastures which were reserved for the main white group. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

An initiative was essentially led by civil society because the policy of the government was that Africans must not be taught to graze in pastures which were reserved for the main white group.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: Prison itself is a tremendous education in the need for patience and perseverance. It is above all a test of one's commitment. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

Prison itself is a tremendous education in the need for patience and perseverance. It is above all a test of one's commitment.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: Only armchair politicians are immune from committing mistakes. Errors are inherent in political action. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

Only armchair politicians are immune from committing mistakes. Errors are inherent in political action.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: Education is the great engine to personal development. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

Education is the great engine to personal development.

--Nelson Mandela

Longer Version:

Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.





quote by Nelson Mandela: Hope is a powerful weapon, and (one) no one power on earth can deprive you of. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

Hope is a powerful weapon, and (one) no one power on earth can deprive you of.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: The relations between a man and his or her god is a personal matter; you can't go out and challenge the belief of people in a superior being. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

The relations between a man and his or her god is a personal matter; you can't go out and challenge the belief of people in a superior being.

--Nelson Mandela

quote by Nelson Mandela: Let us give practical recognition to the injustices of the past,by building a future based on equality and social justice. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

Let us give practical recognition to the injustices of the past,by building a future based on equality and social justice.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: No problem is so deep that it cannot be overcome, given the will of all parties, through discussion and negotiation rather than force and violence. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

No problem is so deep that it cannot be overcome, given the will of all parties, through discussion and negotiation rather than force and violence.

--Nelson Mandela



quote by Nelson Mandela: And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: I know that, throughout the world, there are good men and women concerned with the greatest challenges facing society today -- poverty, illiteracy, and disease. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

I know that, throughout the world, there are good men and women concerned with the greatest challenges facing society today -- poverty, illiteracy, and disease.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: I went as an observer, not a participant, for I do not think that I ever spoke. I wanted to understand the issues under discussion, evaluate the arguments, see the calibre of the men involved. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

I went as an observer, not a participant, for I do not think that I ever spoke. I wanted to understand the issues under discussion, evaluate the arguments, see the calibre of the men involved.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: Let the efforts of us all, prove that he Martin Luther King was not a mere dreamer when he spoke of the beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace being more precious than diamonds or silver or gold. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

Let the efforts of us all, prove that he Martin Luther King was not a mere dreamer when he spoke of the beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace being more precious than diamonds or silver or gold.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: The time comes in the life of any nation when there remains only two choices -- submit or fight. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

The time comes in the life of any nation when there remains only two choices -- submit or fight.

--Nelson Mandela

Longer Version:

The time comes in the life of any nation when there remain only two choices - submit or fight. That time has now come to South Africa. We shall not submit and we have no choice but to hit back by all means in our power in defense of our people, our future, and our freedom.


quote by Nelson Mandela: The challenge for each one of you is to take up these ideals of tolerance and respect for others and put them to practical use in your schools, your communities and throughout your lives. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

The challenge for each one of you is to take up these ideals of tolerance and respect for others and put them to practical use in your schools, your communities and throughout your lives.

--Nelson Mandela





quote by Nelson Mandela: I have never cared very much for personal prizes. A person does not become a freedom fighter in the hope of winning awards. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

I have never cared very much for personal prizes. A person does not become a freedom fighter in the hope of winning awards.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: Take it upon yourself where you live to make people around you joyful and full of hope. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

Take it upon yourself where you live to make people around you joyful and full of hope.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: In my younger days, I was arrogant -- jail helped me to get rid of it. I did nothing but make enemies because of my arrogance. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

In my younger days, I was arrogant -- jail helped me to get rid of it. I did nothing but make enemies because of my arrogance.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: Although I am a gregarious person, I love solitude even more. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

Although I am a gregarious person, I love solitude even more.

--Nelson Mandela

quote by Nelson Mandela: Only 50 years ago persons with intellectual disabilities were scorned, isolated and neglected. Today, they are able to attend school, become employed and assimilate into their local community. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

Only 50 years ago persons with intellectual disabilities were scorned, isolated and neglected. Today, they are able to attend school, become employed and assimilate into their local community.

--Nelson Mandela


quote by Nelson Mandela: I am influenced more than ever before by the conviction that social equality is the only basis of human happiness. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

I am influenced more than ever before by the conviction that social equality is the only basis of human happiness.

--Nelson Mandela

quote by Nelson Mandela: 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. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

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
quote by Nelson Mandela: Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

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

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: The world remains beset by so much human suffering, poverty and deprivation. It is in your hands to make of our world a better one for all, especially the poor, vulnerable and marginalised. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

The world remains beset by so much human suffering, poverty and deprivation. It is in your hands to make of our world a better one for all, especially the poor, vulnerable and marginalised.

--Nelson Mandela


quote by Nelson Mandela: There is nobody more dangerous than one who has been humiliated, even when you humiliate him rightly. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

There is nobody more dangerous than one who has been humiliated, even when you humiliate him rightly.

--Nelson Mandela

quote by Nelson Mandela: Freedom is indivisible; the chains on any one of my people were the chains on all of them, the chains on all of my people were the chains on me. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

Freedom is indivisible; the chains on any one of my people were the chains on all of them, the chains on all of my people were the chains on me.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: I have always endeavoured to listen to what each and every person in a discussion had to say before venturing my own opinion. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

I have always endeavoured to listen to what each and every person in a discussion had to say before venturing my own opinion.

--Nelson Mandela

quote by Nelson Mandela: The New World Order that is in the making must focus on the creation of a world of democracy, peace, and prosperity for all. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

The New World Order that is in the making must focus on the creation of a world of democracy, peace, and prosperity for all.

--Nelson Mandela


quote by Nelson Mandela: Our experience has taught us that with goodwill a negotiated solution can be found for even the most profound problems. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

Our experience has taught us that with goodwill a negotiated solution can be found for even the most profound problems.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: It generally appears outlandish until its carried out. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

It generally appears outlandish until its carried out.

--Nelson Mandela



quote by Nelson Mandela: I knew as well as I knew anything that the oppressor must be liberated just as surely as the oppressed. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

I knew as well as I knew anything that the oppressor must be liberated just as surely as the oppressed.

--Nelson Mandela

quote by Nelson Mandela: He knew when to compromise. Yet he never compromised his principles. He was a militant. Yet a militant who knew how to plan, assess concrete situations and emerge with rational solutions to problems. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

He knew when to compromise. Yet he never compromised his principles. He was a militant. Yet a militant who knew how to plan, assess concrete situations and emerge with rational solutions to problems.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: Our economic approach to food and its distribution reflects our basic moral values. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

Our economic approach to food and its distribution reflects our basic moral values.

--Nelson Mandela



quote by Nelson Mandela: A new society cannot be created by reproducing the repugnant past, however refined or enticingly repackaged. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

A new society cannot be created by reproducing the repugnant past, however refined or enticingly repackaged.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: The call now is for each of us to ask ourselves: are we doing all we can to help build the country of our dreams? with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

The call now is for each of us to ask ourselves: are we doing all we can to help build the country of our dreams?

--Nelson Mandela


quote by Nelson Mandela: Negotiation and discussion are the greatest weapons we have for promoting peace and development. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

Negotiation and discussion are the greatest weapons we have for promoting peace and development.

--Nelson Mandela

quote by Nelson Mandela: Who could doubt that sport is a crucial window for the propagation of fair play and justice? After all, fair play is a value that is essential to sport. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

Who could doubt that sport is a crucial window for the propagation of fair play and justice? After all, fair play is a value that is essential to sport.

--Nelson Mandela

quote by Nelson Mandela: Politics can be strengthened by music, but music has a potency that defies politics. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

Politics can be strengthened by music, but music has a potency that defies politics.

--Nelson Mandela


quote by Nelson Mandela: Exercise is the key not only to physical health but to peace of mind. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

Exercise is the key not only to physical health but to peace of mind.

--Nelson Mandela

quote by Nelson Mandela: We tried in our simple way to lead our life in a manner that may make a difference to those of others. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

We tried in our simple way to lead our life in a manner that may make a difference to those of others.

--Nelson Mandela

quote by Nelson Mandela: Let us remind ourselves that it is ordinary people -- men and women, boys and girls -- that make the world a special place. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

Let us remind ourselves that it is ordinary people -- men and women, boys and girls -- that make the world a special place.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: We slaughter one another in our words and attitudes. We slaughter one another in the stereotypes and mistrust that linger in our heads, and the words of hate we spew from our lips. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

We slaughter one another in our words and attitudes. We slaughter one another in the stereotypes and mistrust that linger in our heads, and the words of hate we spew from our lips.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: These numbers are staggering, in fact incomprehensible. By all accounts, we are dealing with the greatest health crisis in human history. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

These numbers are staggering, in fact incomprehensible. By all accounts, we are dealing with the greatest health crisis in human history.

--Nelson Mandela




quote by Nelson Mandela: Honesty,sincer ity,simplicity, humility, pure generosity,abse nce of vanity,readines s to serve others -qualities which are within easy reach of every soul -are the foundation of one's spiritual life. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

Honesty,sincer ity,simplicity, humility, pure generosity,abse nce of vanity,readines s to serve others -qualities which are within easy reach of every soul -are the foundation of one's spiritual life.

--Nelson Mandela

quote by Nelson Mandela: The Good News borne by our risen Messiah who chose not one race, who chose not one country, who chose not one language, who chose not one tribe, who chose all of humankind! with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

The Good News borne by our risen Messiah who chose not one race, who chose not one country, who chose not one language, who chose not one tribe, who chose all of humankind!

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: While poverty persists, there is no true freedom. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

While poverty persists, there is no true freedom.

--Nelson Mandela

quote by Nelson Mandela: One effect of sustained conflict is to narrow our vision of what is possible. Time and time again, conflicts are resolved through shifts that were unimaginable at the start. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

One effect of sustained conflict is to narrow our vision of what is possible. Time and time again, conflicts are resolved through shifts that were unimaginable at the start.

--Nelson Mandela

quote by Nelson Mandela: The collapse of good conscience and the absence of accountability and public scrutiny have led to crimes against humanity and violations of international law. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

The collapse of good conscience and the absence of accountability and public scrutiny have led to crimes against humanity and violations of international law.

--Nelson Mandela

quote by Nelson Mandela: I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: Leaders will have to give clear and decisive leadership towards a world of tolerance and respect for difference, and an uncompromising commitment to peaceful solutions of conflicts and disputes. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

Leaders will have to give clear and decisive leadership towards a world of tolerance and respect for difference, and an uncompromising commitment to peaceful solutions of conflicts and disputes.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: Educating all of our children must be one of our most urgent priorities. We all know that education, more than anything else, improves our chances of 
 building better lives. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

Educating all of our children must be one of our most urgent priorities. We all know that education, more than anything else, improves our chances of
building better lives.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: I cannot and will not give any undertaking at a time when I, and you, the people, are not free. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

I cannot and will not give any undertaking at a time when I, and you, the people, are not free. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: We must work together to ensure the equitable distribution of wealth, opportunity and power in our society. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

We must work together to ensure the equitable distribution of wealth, opportunity and power in our society.

--Nelson Mandela

quote by Nelson Mandela: None of us, acting alone, can achieve the success. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote

None of us, acting alone, can achieve the success.

--Nelson Mandela

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