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"It always seems impossible until it's done." - Nelson Mandela

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

 

"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." - Nelson Mandela

 

"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination." - Nelson Mandela

 

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite." - Nelson Mandela

 

"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Nelson Mandela

 

"I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying." - Nelson Mandela

 

"I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward." - Nelson Mandela

 

"For 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." - Nelson Mandela

 

"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things happen. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership." - Nelson Mandela

 

"The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." - Nelson Mandela

 

"Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies." - Nelson Mandela

 

"The first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself." - Nelson Mandela

 

"I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles." - Nelson Mandela

 

"A winner is a dreamer who never gives up." - Nelson Mandela

 

"I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. " - Nelson Mandela

 

"It is easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build." - Nelson Mandela

 

"We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that time is always ripe to do right." - Nelson Mandela

"There is no passion to be found playing small – in setting up for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." - Nelson Mandela

 

"I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles." - Nelson Mandela

 

"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Nelson Mandela

 

"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." - Nelson Mandela

 

"It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both." - Nelson Mandela

 

"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 hated behind, I'd still be in prison." - Nelson Mandela

 

"I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die." - Nelson Mandela

 

"Don't judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again." - Nelson Mandela

 

"I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying." - Nelson Mandela

 

"For 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." - Nelson Mandela

 

"It always seems impossible until it's done." - Nelson Mandela

 

"The power of education extends beyond the development of skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation." - Nelson Mandela

 

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite." - Nelson Mandela

 

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

 

"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." - Nelson Mandela

 

"As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same." - Nelson Mandela

 

"The time is always right to do what is right." - Nelson Mandela

 

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

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