Nelson Mandela - 50 Memorable Quotes!!!


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Nelson Mandela - 50 Memorable Quotes!!!

  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