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Nelson Mandela Quotes

27 Nelson Mandela quotes:

"As a leader... I have always endeavored to listen to what each and every person in a discussion had to say before venturing my own opinion. Oftentimes, my own opinion will simply represent a con-sensus of what I heard in the discussion. 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."
Author: Mandela Quotes Category: Leadership Quotes
"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."
Author: Mandela Quotes Category: Freedom Quotes
"The time comes in the life of any nation when there remains only two choices - submit or fight. That time has now come to South Africa. We shall not submit and we have no choice but to hit back by all means in our power in defense of our people..."
Author: Mandela Quotes Category: Freedom Quotes
"Those South Africans who berate me for being loyal to our friends, literally they can go and throw themselves into a pool. I am not going to betray the trust of those who helped us."
"And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same."
"As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself... Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility."
Author: Mandela Quotes Category: Peace Quotes
"is eager for peace. He is a passionate fighter for peace."
Author: Mandela Quotes Category: Peace Quotes
"reaching the end of a long and heroic struggle."
Author: Mandela Quotes Category: Struggle Quotes
"You know you are really famous when becoming a comic character,"
Author: Mandela Quotes Category: Character Quotes
"Where poverty exists, there is not true freedom, ... The world is hungry for action, not words. I am proud to wear the symbol of this global cause to action."
Author: Mandela Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"truly non-racist and non-sexist democracy."
Author: Mandela Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"Our continent must be allowed to do its own things, charting its course and destiny."
Author: Mandela Quotes Category: Destiny Quotes
"Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that a son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president..."
Author: Mandela Quotes Category: Education Quotes
"I regard it as a duty which I owed, not just to my people, but also to my profession, to the practice of law, and to the justice for all mankind, to cry out against this discrimination which is essentially unjust and opposed to the whole basis of the attitude towards justice which is part of the tradition of legal training in this country. I believed that in taking up a stand against this injustice I was upholding the dignity of what should be an honorable profession."
"I am accusing the truth commission of being abused and not performing the task which it was supposed to perform,"
Author: Mandela Quotes Category: Truth Quotes
"As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
"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."
Author: Mandela Quotes Category: Heart Quotes
"The Free State Landscape gladdens my heart, no matter what my mood. When I am here I feel that nothing can shut me in and that my thoughts can roam as far as the horizons."
Author: Mandela Quotes Category: Heart Quotes
"Such leaders have not perished. They are coming up in droves and inspire an entire continent,"
"We... call for the rigorous implementation of the U.N. Security Council sanctions to oblige UNITA fully to implement the Lusaka peace protocol,"
Author: Mandela Quotes Category: Security Quotes

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