" I never lose, I either win or learn", this is the motto of our team, We have failed many times and we are still working on the same path again and again. This quote from Nelson Mandela gives us the inspiration to keep working. We feel that one day everything will be right with us and we will also be able to call ourselves as good.

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Nelson Mandela Quotes are one of our source of motivation, we follow him and Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi and many of these personalities who worked for people at any cost.

Nelson Mandela Introduction In Brief

He was born on July 18, 1918, in Mvezo, South Africa. He was a part of a royal family of Thembu Tribe. His father died when he was 9 years old and then adopted by a regent from where he developed his leadership skills.

He served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. Nelson Mandela was South Africa's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. He introduced universal free education to improve the living standards of the country’s black population. 

His lifelong work for racial peace and reconciliation earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. There is many things to talk about Nelson Mandela, his thoughts on education, leadership and many more of his qualities so here we bring you some of his quotes, we hope you will get inspired from these.

Nelson Mandela Quotes On Leadership

Nelson Mandela was a great leader and here are some quotes from him that can help you to be a great leader too.
  1. Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.
  2. It always seems impossible until it's done.
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  3. 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.
  4. As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
  5. You can start changing our world for the better daily, no matter how small the action.
  6. May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.
  7. A real leader uses every issue, no matter how serious and sensitive, to ensure that at the end of the debate we should emerge stronger and more united than ever before.
  8. It is so easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build.
  9. Lead from the back -- and let others believe they are in front.
  10. Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward.
  11. A winner is a dreamer who never gives up. 
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  12. There can be no greater gift than that of giving one's time and energy to help others without expecting anything in return.
  13. Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening.
  14. 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.
  15. Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I feel down and got back up again.

Quotes on Education By Nelson Mandela

One of the most important needs for humans on which Nelson Mandela worked. Here are some of his quotes on education.

  1. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
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  2. Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.
  3. The power of education extends beyond the development of skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation.
  4. No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.
  5. It is not beyond our power to create a world in which all children have access to a good education. Those who do not believe this have small imaginations.
  6. Young people must take it upon themselves to ensure that they receive the highest education possible so that they can represent us well in the future as future leaders.
  7. A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.
  8. The power of education extends beyond the development of the skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation.

Also Read - Quotes By Abraham Lincoln


Nelson Mandela Quotes to stay inspired in life 

To make your life great and inspirational to others one should follow these quotes said by Nelson Mandela.

  1. One of the most difficult things is not to change society — but to change yourself.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
  6. 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.
  7. We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
  8. When people are determined they can overcome anything.
  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. The greatest glory in living is not in falling, but in rising every time we fall.
We hope that you will get inspired by these quotes by Nelson Mandela, we always try to bring quotes from famous personalities from all over the world and verses from holy books of different religions that can bring you hope and inspiration.