• Nelson Mandela x 15 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

    Nelson Mandela x 15 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

    6. December 2013

    Nobel Prize winner, first black president of South Africa and long time fighter against apartheid, Nelson Mandela passed away yesterday at the age of 95. His unparalleled fight for equality and democracy and his belief in humanity were and still are an inspiration for people all over the world.

    Below are 15 of the most memorable and inspirational quotes by Nelson Mandela.

    15 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

    “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

    “Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.”

    “I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days.”

    “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”

    “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.”

    “I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. 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.”

    “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.”

    “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.”

    “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. I have taken a moment”

    “I can’t pretend that I’m brave and that I can beat the whole world.”

    “It is never my custom to use words lightly. If twenty-seven years in prison have done anything to us, it was to use the silence of solitude to make us understand how precious words are and how real speech is in its impact on the way people live and die.”

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

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

    “Our single most important challenge is therefore to help establish a social order in which the freedom of the individual will truly mean the freedom of the individual.”

    “If I had my time over I would do the same again. So would any man who dares call himself a man.”

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