25 Motivational quotes from first black president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela

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Born into the Madiba clan in the village of Mvezo, in the Eastern Cape, Rolihlahla Mandela  popularly known as Nelson Mandela became the first black president of South Africa in 1994.

According to the Mandela Day, Nelson Mandela followed three simple rules throughout his life times, which he did at great personal sacrifice:

  • Free yourself
  • Free others
  • Serve yourself

Here are 25 Motivational quotes from first black president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela

1. 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.”

2. We need to restore and reaffirm the dignity of the people of Africa and the developing world. We need to place the eradication of poverty at the top of world priorities. We need to know with a fresh conviction that we all share a common humanity and that our diversity in the world is the strength for our future together

3. The greatest glory in living is not in falling, but in rising every time we fall

4. 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.”

5. A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
6. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure
7. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same
8. There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to helping others without expecting anything in return
9. It is what we make out of what we have given, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.
10. If you want the cooperation of humans around you, you must make them feel they are important, and you do that by being genuine and humble.
11. When people are determined they can overcome anything
12. Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another
13.There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.
14. As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.
15.Without education, your children can never really meet the challenges they will face. So it’s very important to give children education and explain that they should play a role for their country
16. 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
17.We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference.
18. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all person live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die
19. May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.
20. The greatest glory in living is not in falling, but in rising every time we fall.
21. It always seems impossible until it’s done
22. 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
23. 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
24. After climbing a great hill. One only finds that there are many more hills to climb
25. Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace

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