Nelson Mandela Quotes

27 Nelson Mandela quotes:

"You know you are famous when you discover you have become a comic book character,"
Author: Mandela Quotes Category: Character Quotes
"a man of extraordinary vision and deep principled commitment to the cause of peace."
Author: Mandela Quotes Category: Commitment Quotes
"We need to exert ourselves that much more, and break out of the vicious cycle of dependence imposed on us by the financially powerful: those in command of immense market power and those who dare to fashion the world in their own image"
Author: Mandela Quotes Category: Dependence Quotes
"There is no such thing as part freedom"
Author: Mandela Quotes Category: Freedom Quotes
"Such leaders have not perished. They are coming up in droves and inspire an entire continent,"
"Our continent must be allowed to do its own things, charting its course and destiny."
Author: Mandela Quotes Category: Destiny 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."
"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
"There was much in such a society that was primitive and insecure and it certainly could never measure up to the demands of the present epoch. But in such a society are contained the seeds of revolutionary democracy in which none will be held in slave"
Author: Mandela Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"Of all the observations I have made on the strike, none has brought forth so much heat and emotion as the stress and emphasis we put on non- violence. Our most loyal supporters, whose courage and devotion has never been doubted, unanimously and stren"
Author: Mandela Quotes Category: Emotions Quotes
"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
"As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
"It is said that no-one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones,” Mr Mandela has said."
Author: Mandela Quotes Category: Society Quotes
"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
"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."
"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
"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

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