Nelson Mandela Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Nelson Mandela quotes, Nelson Mandela sayings, and Nelson Mandela proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

There is nobody more dangerous than one who has been humiliated, even when you humiliate him rightly. Nelson Mandela
It always seems impossible until it's done. Nelson Mandela
True reconciliation does not consist in merely forgetting the past. Nelson Mandela
Reconciliation means working together to correct the legacy of past injustice. Nelson Mandela
In the end, reconciliation is a spiritual process, which requires more than just a legal framework. It has to happen in the hearts and minds of people. Nelson Mandela
An initiative was essentially led by civil society because the policy of the government was that Africans must not be taught to graze in pastures which were reserved for the main white group. Nelson Mandela
Even if you have a terminal disease, you don't have to sit down and mope. Enjoy life and challenge the illness that you have. Nelson Mandela
No problem is so deep that it cannot be overcome, given the will of all parties, through discussion and negotiation rather than force and violence. Nelson Mandela
Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated. Nelson Mandela
Negotiation and discussion are the greatest weapons we have for promoting peace and development. Nelson Mandela
One cannot be prepared for something while secretly believing it will not happen. Nelson Mandela
It always seem impossible until it's done. Nelson Mandela
Let us remind ourselves that our work is far from complete. Where there is poverty and sickness, including AIDS, where human beings are being oppressed, there is more work to be done. Our work is for freedom for all. Nelson Mandela
Let us give publicity to HIV/AIDS and not hide it, because [that is] the only way to make it appear like a normal illness. Nelson Mandela
History will surely judge us harshly if we do not respond with all the energy and resources that we can bring to bear in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Nelson Mandela
AIDS is no longer just a disease, it is a human rights issue. Nelson Mandela
HIV/AIDS is the greatest danger we have faced for many, many centuries. HIV/AIDS is worse than a war. It is like a world war. Millions of people are dying from it. 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
Blaming things on the past does not make them better. Nelson Mandela
It is so easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build. Nelson Mandela
There is nobody more dangerous than one who has been humiliated, even when you humiliate him rightly. Nelson Mandela
As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest. Nelson Mandela
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. Nelson Mandela
We must nurture tolerance, collective wisdom, and democracy. Nelson Mandela
A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of. Nelson Mandela
The death sentence is a barbaric act . . . It is a reflection of the animal instinct still in human beings. Nelson Mandela
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela
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. Nelson Mandela
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. Nelson Mandela
I greet you all in the name of peace, democracy and freedom for all. Nelson Mandela

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