Nelson Mandela Quotes To Live By
Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president died today aged 95. Nelson Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and was elected president in 1994.
The anti-apartheid leader has been in hospital for some months, where he has been receiving treatment for a lung infection.
Leaders from around the world have been paying tribute to Mandela, just hours ago President Obama spoke to the nation, with words which touched us all: “today he has gone home and we have lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. He no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages”.
Mandela died an icon; in 1964 he was sentenced to life imprisonment after campaigning against apartheid. Mandela sacrificed his freedom, for the freedom of others and spent 27 years in prison. As subsequent President of the very country which imprisoned him, Nelson Mandela proceeded to guide the country from apartheid to democracy.
Many would describe Mandela as a true inspiration and as news breaks of his death, we reminisce of some of the wisdom he has parted upon us in his time.
These are our Nelson Mandela, quotes to live by:
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”
“It always seems impossible until it’s done”
“Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will”
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination”
“No one is born hating another person”
“There is no such thing as part freedom”
“Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people”
“Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do”
“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again”
“A winner is a dreamer who never gives us”
Nelson Mandela inspired millions of people around the world; his unwavering courage touched and inspired many from all walks of life. Whilst today marks the passing of one of the world’s greatest leaders, one thing we can be sure of, is that his words and legacy will live on.