Nelson Mandela Quotes (125 Quotes)


    There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

    We owe this to the countless men, women and children across generations who carried this anthem in their hearts, in the face of bullets and the hangman's noose,

    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

    What I am condemning is that one power, with a president who has no foresight, who cannot think properly, is now wanting to plunge the world into a holocaust.

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


    Our morality does not allow us to desert our friends,

    We have failed to take HIVAIDS seriously, ... That failure is a betrayal of our struggle for social justice and hope for our society.


    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, our.

    I voted for myself. Even if I go to my grave, I will wake up and come and vote.

    The policy of the People's Republic of China is that there is only one China, which we accept,

    He had the courage to admit that a terrible wrong had been done to our country and people through the imposition of the system of apartheid,

    I cherish my own freedom dearly, but I care even more for your freedom. Too many have died since I went to prison. Too many have suffered for the love of freedom. I owe it to their widows, to their orphans, to their mothers and their fathers, who hav

    With the rest of the world, we mourned the loss of one who became a citizen of the world through her care for people everywhere.

    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.

    We need bold initiatives to prevent new infections among young people, and large-scale actions to prevent mother-to-child transmission, ... In the face of the grave threat posed by HIVAIDS, we have to rise above our differences and combine our efforts to save our people. History will judge us harshly if we fail to do so now, and right now.

    You know you are famous when you discover you have become a comic book character,

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

    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.

    Whatever mistakes he may have made, and it is possible that he has made very fundamental mistakes as many of us have done, I hope South Africa will not forget the role he has played,

    Paul Drury, a consultant for conservation group English Heritage, which also opposes the mayor's plan, has said that placing an informal, small-scale statue ... would be a major and awkward change in the narrative of the square.

    It is, however, well known that the main national liberation organizations in this country have consistently followed a policy of non-violence. They have conducted themselves peaceably at all times, regardless of government attacks and persecutions u

    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.

    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.

    This is a matter which requires your urgent attention, but you have not resolved it as yet,

    Today the majority of South Africans, black and white, recognize that apartheid has no future. It has to be ended by our own decisive mass action in order to build peace and security. The mass campaign of defiance and other actions of our organizatio.

    The curious beauty of African music is that it uplifts even as it tells a sad tale. You may be poor, you may have only a ramshackle house, you may have lost your job, but that song gives you hope. African music is often about the aspirations of the African.

    I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination . . . but if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.

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

    Noting that there are nearly 40 million children who have lost one or both parents to AIDS, ... Nothing can shake me more than sight of these innocent young children suffering physically, socially and emotionally.


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