42 Nelson Mandela Quotes on Freedom & Success

Nelson Mandela

Looking for inspirational quotes by Nelson Mandela about freedom, education & success ? No doubt Nelson Mandela is one of the most prolific people who inspired my of us. Lets read out about him.

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on 18th July 1918 in the village of South Africa- died December 5, 2013 Johannesburg, Black nationalist and the first Black president of South Africa (1994-1999). His negotiations in the early 1990’s with South African Pres F.W. De Klerk helped end the country’s apartheid system of racial segregation and ushered in a peaceful transition to majority rule & awarded the Noble Prize for peace in 1993.

His s father, Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa Mandela (1880-1928), was a local chief and councillor to the monarch; he was appointed to the position in 1915. Mandela began studying law at the University of the Witwatersrand, where he was the only black African student and faced racism.

Here are some of the best and powerful quotes by him to inspire you:

Freedom Quotes:

1. It is in your hands, to make a better world for all who live in it.

Nelson Mandela

2. I have a special attachment to the people who befriended me during times of distress.

Nelson Mandela

3. I am not a saint, unless you think a saint is a sinner who keeps trying.

Nelson Mandela

4. The color of my skin is beautiful, like the soil of Mother Africa.

Nelson Mandela

5. No one is born hating another person because of his skin, or his background, or his religion.

Nelson Mandela

6. We must strive to be moved by a generosity of spirit that will enable us to outgrow the hatred and conflicts of the past.

Nelson Mandela

Love and Humanity Quotes:

7. We must all strive to be inspired by a deep seated love of our country, without regard to race, color, gender or station in life.

Nelson Mandela

8. Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.

Nelson Mandela

9. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair.

Nelson Mandela

10. You will achieve more in this world through acts of mercy than you will through acts of retribution.

Nelson Mandela

11. The habit of attending to small things and of appreciating small courtesies is one of the important marks of a good person.

Nelson Mandela

12. A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.

Nelson Mandela

13. Money won’t create success. The freedom to make it will.

Nelson Mandela

14. History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children.

Nelson Mandela

15. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mine worker can become the head of the mine.

Nelson Mandela

16. I am the product of Africa and her long-cherished view of rebirth that can now be realized so that all of her children may play in the sun.

Nelson Mandela

17. There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul that the way in which it treats its children.

Nelson Mandela

18. The children who sleep in the streets, reduced to begging to make a living, are testimony to an unfinished job.

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela

Quotes on Freedom:

19. It is an achievement for a man to do his duty on Earth irrespective of the consequences.

Nelson Mandela

20. It was during those long and lonely years that my hunger for the freedom of my people become a hunger for the freedom of all people.

Nelson Mandela

21. Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural.

Nelson Mandela

22. Courage is 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
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23.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

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

Nelson Mandela

25. Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying.

Nelson Mandela

26. When I walked out of prison, that was my mission- to liberate the oppressed and the oppressor both.

Nelson Mandela

27. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.

Nelson Mandela

28. Significant progress is always possible if we ourselves try to plan every detail of our lives and actions.

Nelson Mandela

29. As a leader of a mass organization, one must listen to the people from the back – and let others believe they are in front.

Nelson Mandela

30. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.

Nelson Mandela

Quotes on Education:

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

Nelson Mandela

32. There are certain precautions you should take to prepare yourself for a fruitful study career. You mush brush u your knowledge through systematic reading of literature and newspaper.

Nelson Mandela

33. No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.

Nelson Mandela

34. 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

35. A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela

36. When a deep injury is done to us, we never heal until we forgive.

Nelson Mandela

37. When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.

Nelson Mandela

38. A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.

Nelson Mandela

39. Know your enemy – and learn about his favorite sport.

Nelson Mandela

40. Let your courage rise with danger.

Nelson Mandela

41. It is said that one one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jail

Nelson Mandela

42. Once a person is determined to help themselves, there is nothing that can stop them.

Nelson Mandela

These selection will definitely help you to find your strength to get up and shine in the world.

Happy Reading 🙂

Yatindra Pandey is the Founder of Motivational Dreams and studying self-development, personal finance and investment for last 3 years. Yatindra's mission is simply, to inspire others to live their dreams and be the person to whom they say, " Because of you, I never gave up. "
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