Nelson Mandela quotes
Lead from the back - and let others believe they are in front.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Forgiveness liberates the soul. It removes fear. That is why it is such a powerful weapon.
As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.
Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.
Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.
When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
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.
All Nelson Mandela quotes ⇑
It is said that 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.
It is so easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build.
There can be no greater gift than that of giving one's time and energy to help others without expecting anything in return.
To be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
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.
What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
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.