Nelson Mandela: 10 Inspiring Quotes From Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013)

Nelson Mandela was one of the most influential people of the last century and his legacy of ending apartheid in South Africa will never be forgotten. His personal sacrifice for a cause he believed in is an inspiration, and the lessons we can learn from such a man are never ending.

Below are a list of his 10 most inspiring quotes, gathered here to remember the great man.
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1. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
― Nelson Mandela


2. “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.” – Nelson Mandela


3. “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


4. “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


5. “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”
― Nelson Mandela


6. “I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.”
― Nelson Mandela


7. “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


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


9. “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.”
― Nelson Mandela


10. “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
― Nelson Mandela
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