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quote by Nelson Mandela: Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppressi...

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

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: The education I received was a British education, in which British ideas, British culture, British institutions, were automatically assumed… with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: The education I received was a British education, in which British ideas, British culture, British i...

The education I received was a British education, in which British ideas, British culture, British institutions, were automatically assumed to be superior. There was no such thing as African culture.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: I cannot say for certain if there is such a thing as love at first sight, but I do know that the moment I first glimpsed Winnie Nomzamo, I … with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: I cannot say for certain if there is such a thing as love at first sight, but I do know that the mom...

I cannot say for certain if there is such a thing as love at first sight, but I do know that the moment I first glimpsed Winnie Nomzamo, I knew that I wanted to have her as my wife.

--Nelson Mandela

quote by Nelson Mandela: By ancestry, I was born to rule. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: By ancestry, I was born to rule....

By ancestry, I was born to rule.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: I have retired, but if there's anything that would kill me it is to wake up in the morning not knowing what to do. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: I have retired, but if there's anything that would kill me it is to wake up in the morning not knowi...

I have retired, but if there's anything that would kill me it is to wake up in the morning not knowing what to do.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: Running taught me valuable lessons. In cross-country competition, training counted more than intrinsic ability, and I could compensate for … with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: Running taught me valuable lessons. In cross-country competition, training counted more than intrins...

Running taught me valuable lessons. In cross-country competition, training counted more than intrinsic ability, and I could compensate for a lack of natural aptitude with diligence and discipline. I applied this in everything I did.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: I started to make a study of the art of war and revolution and, whilst abroad, underwent a course in military training. If there was to be … with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: I started to make a study of the art of war and revolution and, whilst abroad, underwent a course in...

I started to make a study of the art of war and revolution and, whilst abroad, underwent a course in military training. If there was to be guerrilla warfare, I wanted to be able to stand and fight with my people and to share the hazards of war with them.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children....

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all....

Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: The titanic effort that has brought liberation to South Africa, and ensured the total liberation of Africa, constitutes an act of redemptio… with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: The titanic effort that has brought liberation to South Africa, and ensured the total liberation of ...

The titanic effort that has brought liberation to South Africa, and ensured the total liberation of Africa, constitutes an act of redemption for the black people of the world.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: Even if you have a terminal disease, you don't have to sit down and mope. Enjoy life and challenge the illness that you have. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: Even if you have a terminal disease, you don't have to sit down and mope. Enjoy life and challenge t...

Even if you have a terminal disease, you don't have to sit down and mope. Enjoy life and challenge the illness that you have.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: Leaders in all spheres who are living with HIV should be encouraged, not coerced, to lead by example and disclose their HIV status. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: Leaders in all spheres who are living with HIV should be encouraged, not coerced, to lead by example...

Leaders in all spheres who are living with HIV should be encouraged, not coerced, to lead by example and disclose their HIV status.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination....

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

--Nelson Mandela

Longer Version:

A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.


quote by Nelson Mandela: If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his ...

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity....

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

--Nelson Mandela

Longer Version:

To deny people of their human rights is to challenge their very humanity. To impose on them a wretched life of huger and deprivation is to dehumanize them. But such has been the terrible fate of all black persons in our country under the system of apartheid.


quote by Nelson Mandela: Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will....

Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. with background image:

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

--Nelson Mandela

quote by Nelson Mandela: When I came to Johannesburg from the countryside, I knew nobody, but many strangers were very kind to me. I then was dragged into politics,… with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: When I came to Johannesburg from the countryside, I knew nobody, but many strangers were very kind t...

When I came to Johannesburg from the countryside, I knew nobody, but many strangers were very kind to me. I then was dragged into politics, and then, subsequently, I became a lawyer.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: There are times when a leader must move out ahead of the flock, go off in a new direction, confident that he is leading his people the righ… with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: There are times when a leader must move out ahead of the flock, go off in a new direction, confident...

There are times when a leader must move out ahead of the flock, go off in a new direction, confident that he is leading his people the right way.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: In countries where innocent people are dying, the leaders are following their blood rather than their brains. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: In countries where innocent people are dying, the leaders are following their blood rather than thei...

In countries where innocent people are dying, the leaders are following their blood rather than their brains.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: You know, you can only lead them from behind. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: You know, you can only lead them from behind....

You know, you can only lead them from behind.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: There are so many men and women who hold no distinctive positions but whose contribution towards the development of society has been enormo… with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: There are so many men and women who hold no distinctive positions but whose contribution towards the...

There are so many men and women who hold no distinctive positions but whose contribution towards the development of society has been enormous.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: I was not a messiah, but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extraordinary circumstances. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: I was not a messiah, but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extraordinary circumstan...

I was not a messiah, but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extraordinary circumstances.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement....

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: After one has been in prison, it is the small things that one appreciates: being able to take a walk whenever one wants, going into a shop … with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: After one has been in prison, it is the small things that one appreciates: being able to take a walk...

After one has been in prison, it is the small things that one appreciates: being able to take a walk whenever one wants, going into a shop and buying a newspaper, speaking or choosing to remain silent. The simple act of being able to control one's person.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: Our daily deeds as ordinary South Africans must produce an actual South African reality that will reinforce humanity's belief in justice, s… with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: Our daily deeds as ordinary South Africans must produce an actual South African reality that will re...

Our daily deeds as ordinary South Africans must produce an actual South African reality that will reinforce humanity's belief in justice, strengthen its confidence in the nobility of the human soul, and sustain all our hopes for a glorious life for all.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: I was called a terrorist yesterday, but when I came out of jail, many people embraced me, including my enemies, and that is what I normally… with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: I was called a terrorist yesterday, but when I came out of jail, many people embraced me, including ...

I was called a terrorist yesterday, but when I came out of jail, many people embraced me, including my enemies, and that is what I normally tell other people who say those who are struggling for liberation in their country are terrorists.

--Nelson Mandela

quote by Nelson Mandela: I will not leave South Africa, nor will I surrender. Only through hardship, sacrifice and militant action can freedom be won. The struggle … with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: I will not leave South Africa, nor will I surrender. Only through hardship, sacrifice and militant a...

I will not leave South Africa, nor will I surrender. Only through hardship, sacrifice and militant action can freedom be won. The struggle is my life. I will continue fighting for freedom until the end of my days.

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: Sabotage did not involve loss of life, and it offered the best hope for future race relations. Bitterness would be kept to a minimum and, i… with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: Sabotage did not involve loss of life, and it offered the best hope for future race relations. Bitte...

Sabotage did not involve loss of life, and it offered the best hope for future race relations. Bitterness would be kept to a minimum and, if the policy bore fruit, democratic government could become a reality.

--Nelson Mandela


quote by Nelson Mandela: If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner. with background image:

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

--Nelson Mandela
quote by Nelson Mandela: After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. with background image:

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

--Nelson Mandela

Longer Version:

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.


quote by Nelson Mandela: In my country we go to prison first and then become President. with background image: photo of author Nelson Mandela with quote: In my country we go to prison first and then become President....

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.

--Nelson Mandela

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