Mandela At 95: 20 Inspiring Quotes From Madiba

Former South African president Nelson
Mandela turned 95 today as he lies ill on a
South African hospital bed where he is being treated for a recurrent lung infection.
The anti-apartheid hero whose peace mission in South Africa won a Nobel Peace Prize has so much impacted the world, and South Africa as a country, that many wept when it seemed as if the nonagenarian was going to breathe his last breath week into his admission at the hospital.
Here are some of Mandela’s words that will always live with us even if he decides to leave us.

1. It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
2. The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela
3. Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” – Nelson Mandela
4. There is nothing like returning to a place
that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.” – Nelson Mandela
5. 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
6. Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.” – Nelson Mandela
7. A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.” – Nelson Mandela
8. After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.” – Nelson Mandela
9. Man’s goodness is a flame that can be
hidden but never extinguished” – Nelson
10. When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.” – Nelson Mandela
11. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
12. 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
13. Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” – Nelson Mandela
14. Lead from the back – and let others believe they are in front.” – Nelson Mandela
15. 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
16. If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” – Nelson Mandela
17. 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
18. 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
19. There is no such thing as part freedom” – Nelson Mandela
20. Only free men can negotiate; prisoners
cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom
and mine cannot be separated.” – Nelson


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