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Nelson Rolihlahla
―Madiba‖ Mandela

By Sompong Yusoontorn

50 Memorable Quotes
―Sometimes it falls on a
generation to be great.
YOU can be that great
generation.

Let your

greatness blossom.‖
―Does anybody really think
that they didn’t get what

they had because they

didn’t have the talent or the
strength or the...
―It is not where you start but how high you
aim that matters for success.‖
―Once a person is
determined to help

themselves, there
is nothing that can
stop them.‖
―It is what we
make out of
what we have,
not what we
are given, that
separates one
person from
another.‖
―A good head
and a good
heart are
always a
formidable
combination.‖
―Live life as though
nobody is watching,
and express yourself

as though everyone
is listening.‖
―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 t...
―When people are

determined they can

overcome anything.

Where you stand
depends on where
you sit.‖
―Courageous people do
not fear forgiving, for the
sake of peace.‖
―I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who
does not feel af...
―There are few misfortunes in this world that
you cannot turn into a personal triumph if you
have the iron will and the ne...
―We must use time wisely and
forever realize that the time is
always ripe to do right.‖
―As I walked out the door toward the gate that would
lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my
bitterness and hatred...
―If there are dreams about a
beautiful South Africa, there are
also roads that lead to their

goal. Two of these roads

co...
―There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and
many of us will have to pass through the valley of the
shadow of death aga...
―I was not a messiah, but an ordinary
man who had become a leader because
of extraordinary circumstances.‖
―Courage is not the absence of fear.
It’s inspiring others to move beyond it.‖
―Difficulties break

some men but
make others. No

axe is sharp

enough to cut the

soul of a sinner

who keeps on
trying,...
―There is no passion to be found playing
small – in settling for a life that is less than
the one you are capable of livin...
―Your playing small does not
serve the world. Who are you
not to be great?‖
―After climbing a great
hill, one only finds that
there are many more
hills to climb.‖
―If you want to make peace with your enemy, you
have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes
your partner.‖
―Appearances matter — and remember to smile.‖
―It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front,
especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur...
―I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature

or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is kee...
―It is wise to persuade people to do things
and make them think it was their own idea.‖
―One of the things I learned when I was negotiating
was that until I changed myself, I could not change
others.‖
―There is nothing I fear
more than waking up
without a program that

will help me bring a little

happiness to those with
...
―A good leader can engage in a
debate frankly and thoroughly,
knowing that at the end he and
the other side must be closer...
There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and
many of us will have to pass through the valley of the
shadow of death agai...
―You will achieve more in this world
through acts of mercy than you will
through acts of retribution.‖
―Lead from the back — and let
others believe they are in front.‖
―I stand here before you not as a prophet, but
as a humble servant of you, the people.‖
―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 ch...
There is a universal respect and even admiration for those who are
humble and simple by nature, and who have absolute conf...
―Money won’t create success, the freedom to
make it will.‖
―Tread softly, breathe peacefully,
laugh hysterically.‖
―There are times when a leader must
move out ahead of the flock, go off in a
new direction, confident that he is
leading h...
―Everyone can rise above their circumstances
and achieve success if they are dedicated to
and passionate about what they d...
―I have retired, but if there’s anything that
would kill me it is to wake up in the morning
not knowing what to do.‖
―As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously
give other people permission to do the same.‖
―No one is born hating another person because of the color of
his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must le...
―Unlike some
politicians, I
can admit to

a mistake.‖
―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 t...
―A winner is

a dreamer
who never
gives up.‖
―Man’s goodness is a flame that can
be hidden but never extinguished.‖
―Do not judge me

by my successes,
judge me by how
many times I fell
down and got back
up again.‖
―The greatest glory

in living lies not in
never falling, but in
rising every time we
fall.‖
―It always seems impossible
until its done.‖

RIP, Madiba
Sompong Yusoontorn
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  1. 1. Nelson Rolihlahla ―Madiba‖ Mandela By Sompong Yusoontorn 50 Memorable Quotes
  2. 2. ―Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.‖
  3. 3. ―Does anybody really think that they didn’t get what they had because they didn’t have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?‖
  4. 4. ―It is not where you start but how high you aim that matters for success.‖
  5. 5. ―Once a person is determined to help themselves, there is nothing that can stop them.‖
  6. 6. ―It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.‖
  7. 7. ―A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.‖
  8. 8. ―Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening.‖
  9. 9. ―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.‖
  10. 10. ―When people are determined they can overcome anything. Where you stand depends on where you sit.‖
  11. 11. ―Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.‖
  12. 12. ―I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.‖
  13. 13. ―There are few misfortunes in this world that you cannot turn into a personal triumph if you have the iron will and the necessary skill.‖
  14. 14. ―We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.‖
  15. 15. ―As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.‖
  16. 16. ―If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness. We forgive but not forgotten.‖
  17. 17. ―There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.‖
  18. 18. ―I was not a messiah, but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extraordinary circumstances.‖
  19. 19. ―Courage is not the absence of fear. It’s inspiring others to move beyond it.‖
  20. 20. ―Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end.‖
  21. 21. ―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.‖
  22. 22. ―Your playing small does not serve the world. Who are you not to be great?‖
  23. 23. ―After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.‖
  24. 24. ―If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.‖
  25. 25. ―Appearances matter — and remember to smile.‖
  26. 26. ―It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.‖
  27. 27. ―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.‖
  28. 28. ―It is wise to persuade people to do things and make them think it was their own idea.‖
  29. 29. ―One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.‖
  30. 30. ―There is nothing I fear more than waking up without a program that will help me bring a little happiness to those with no resources, those who are poor, illiterate, and ridden with terminal disease.‖
  31. 31. ―A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don’t have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.‖
  32. 32. There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.‖
  33. 33. ―You will achieve more in this world through acts of mercy than you will through acts of retribution.‖
  34. 34. ―Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front.‖
  35. 35. ―I stand here before you not as a prophet, but as a humble servant of you, the people.‖
  36. 36. ―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.‖
  37. 37. There is a universal respect and even admiration for those who are humble and simple by nature, and who have absolute confidence in all human beings irrespective of their social status.‖
  38. 38. ―Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.‖
  39. 39. ―Tread softly, breathe peacefully, laugh hysterically.‖
  40. 40. ―There are times when a leader must move out ahead of the flock, go off in a new direction, confident that he is leading his people the right way.‖
  41. 41. ―Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.‖
  42. 42. ―I have retired, but if there’s anything that would kill me it is to wake up in the morning not knowing what to do.‖
  43. 43. ―As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.‖
  44. 44. ―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.‖
  45. 45. ―Unlike some politicians, I can admit to a mistake.‖
  46. 46. ―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.‖
  47. 47. ―A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.‖
  48. 48. ―Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.‖
  49. 49. ―Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.‖
  50. 50. ―The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.‖
  51. 51. ―It always seems impossible until its done.‖ RIP, Madiba Sompong Yusoontorn
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