Nelson Mandela Quotes

Enjoy our collection of Nelson Mandela quotes. Find wisdom in these famous inspirational quotes. A South African Statesman, Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918. We hope you enjoy his words.

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
Nelson Mandela

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Nelson Mandela

I always remember the axiom: a leader...is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.
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

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

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

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

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
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

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

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

It always seems impossible until its done.
Nelson Mandela

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

There is no such thing as part freedom.
Nelson Mandela

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
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.
Nelson Mandela

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

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

As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself.
Nelson Mandela



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