10 Best Nelson Mandela Quotes of All Time

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Nelson Mandela is a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary who served as the first black President of South Africa between 1994 to 1999. Internationally, Mandela was the Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1998 to 1999. He even has a day set aside for him by the United Nations, he has received numerous international acclaim for his anti-colonial and anti-apartheid stance, having received over 250 awards, including the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, the US Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Soviet Order of Lenin. With Nelson Mandela currently hospitalised and well-wishes and prayers flooding in from all over the world, we thought we could take out some time to consider the great man’s words of wisdom. Here are some inspirational quotes by someone that will go down in the annals of history as one the greatest men that ever lived.

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10 Best Nelson Mandela Quotes of All Time

“We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference” – Nelson Mandela


“Once a person is determined to help themselves, there is nothing that can stop them.” – Nelson Mandela


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


“Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished” – Nelson


“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.” – Nelson Mandela

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


“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela


“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.” – Nelson Mandela


“If they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love” – Nelson Mandela


“Forget the Past” – Nelson Mandela