Quotes by Nelson Mandela


When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
– Nelson Mandela

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

The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
– Nelson Mandela
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
– Nelson Mandela
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
– Nelson Mandela
Communists have always played an active role in the fight by colonial countries for their freedom, because the short-term objects of Communism would always correspond with the long-term objects of freedom movements.
– Nelson Mandela
I cannot conceive of Israel withdrawing if Arab states do not recognize Israel, within secure borders.
– Nelson Mandela
I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.
– Nelson Mandela
I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses.
– Nelson Mandela
If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don't ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers.
– Nelson Mandela
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.
– 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
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
– Nelson Mandela
In my country we go to prison first and then become President.
– Nelson Mandela
Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.
– Nelson Mandela
Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.
– Nelson Mandela
Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.
– Nelson Mandela
Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.
– Nelson Mandela
Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.
– Nelson Mandela
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
– Nelson Mandela