On 18 July (July 18 is Nelson Mandela’s birthday.) every year, we invite you to mark Nelson Mandela International Day by making a difference in your communities. This day was officially declared by the United Nations in 2009 through a resolution in the General Assembly, and the first UN Mandela Day was held on July 18, 2010.
Nelson Mandela (full name Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela) was a black nationalist and South Africa’s first democratically elected black president. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1993. He served as the president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.
Nelson Mandela Inspirational Quotes
I have collected my favorite Nelson Mandela quotes that inspire me everyday and I hope that they will inspire you too!
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”― Nelson Mandela
“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”― 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
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”― Nelson Mandela
“Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.”― Nelson Mandela
“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”― Nelson Mandela
“When people are determined they can overcome anything.”― Nelson Mandela
“I never lose. I either win or learn.”― Nelson Mandela
“Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front.”― Nelson Mandela
“Fools multiply when wise men are silent.”― Nelson Mandela
“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”― Nelson Mandela
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”― Nelson Mandela
“I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.”― Nelson Mandela
“Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.”― Nelson Mandela
“Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.”― Nelson Mandela
“People respond in accordance to how you treat them.”― Nelson Mandela
“I am the captain of my soul.”― Nelson Mandela
“Where you stand depends on where you sit.”― Nelson Mandela
“Appearances matter — and remember to smile.”― Nelson Mandela
“Courage is not the absence of fear — it s inspiring others to move beyond it.”― Nelson Mandela
“Nothing is black or white.”― Nelson Mandela
“Know your enemy — and learn about his favorite sport.”― Nelson Mandela
“I am not an optimist, but a great believer of hope.”― Nelson Mandela
“Quitting is leading too.”― Nelson Mandela
“When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.”― Nelson Mandela
“I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.”― Nelson Mandela
“Peace is the greatest weapon for development that any person can have.”― Nelson Mandela
“Lead from the front — but don t leave your base behind.”― Nelson Mandela
“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world”― Nelson Mandela
“Money wont create success, the fredom to make it will”― Nelson Mandela
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. Nelson Mandela
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