56 Nelson Mandela quotes on leadership and inspiration

 

  • Lead from the front, but don t leave your base behind. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • We must all strive to be inspired by a deep-seated love of our country, without regard to race, color, gender or station in life. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • It is not the kings and generals that makes history but the masses of people. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • When people are determined they can overcome anything. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • Money won’t create success. The freedom to make it will. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • The habit of attending to small things and of appreciating small courtesies is one of the important marks of a good person. –  Nelson Mandela

 

  • One of the most difficult things is not to change society, but to change yourself. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • No single person can liberate a country. You can only liberate a country if you act as a collective. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • Courage is not the absence of fear, it s inspiring others to move beyond it. – Nelson Mandela

 

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

 

  • As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. – Nelson Mandela
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It always seems impossible until it’s done. – Nelson Mandela

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  • One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? – Nelson Mandela

 

  • Appearances matter, and remember to smile. – Nelson Mandela

 

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  • Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • Greed and power has turned brother against brother. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • Where you stand depends on where you sit. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • It is in your hands, to make a better world for all who live in it. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • You can start changing our world for the better daily, no matter how small the action. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • The brave man is not the one who has no fears, he is the one who triumphs over his fears. – Nelson Mandela
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  • It is not where you start but how high you aim that matters for success. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • 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

 

  • After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children. – Nelson Mandela

 

A winner is a dreamer who never gives up. – Nelson Mandela

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  • Your playing small does not serve the world. Who are you not to be great? – Nelson Mandela

 

  • You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again. – Nelson Mandela

 

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  • Peace is the greatest weapon for development that any person can have. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • It is an achievement for a man to do his duty on Earth irrespective of the consequences. – Nelson Mandela
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  • One cannot be prepared for something while secretly believing it will not happen. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great, you can be that generation. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • I am the captain of my soul. – Nelson Mandela

 

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  • Fools multiply when wise men are silent. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • Lead from the back, and let others believe they are in front. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mine worker can become the head of the mine. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • We must use time creatively, and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • Once a person is determined to help themselves, there is nothing that can stop them. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do. – Nelson Mandela

 

  • What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived; it is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead. – Nelson Mandela

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