24 Nelson Mandela Pearls of Wisdom You Should Read

Nelson Mandela Pearls Of Wisdom

Nelson Mandela, was a popular and admired personality around the world, better known as “Madiba” or “Father of Nation” in South Africa.

He was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician, who became president of South Africa in 1994. He served 27 years of his life in prison and helped to end apartheid.

He won numerous awards in life, which is more than 250 honors for his activism.

The person who spent 27 years of his life in prison, still did not hope in his dream.

That is remarkable !!!

Imagine  how much determination and passion he would have had to make his dream possible .

I think the same kind of will power and determination we need to put in our lives to live the life of our dreams.

I have collected the best pearls of wisdom from most determined man in history who became inspiration to millions of people.

List of 24 Nelson Mandela Pearls of Wisdom

1.  “It always seems impossible until it is done”

~Nelson Mandela

2. “Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished”

~Nelson Mandela

3. “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

4. “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination”

  ~Nelson Mandela

5. “When people are determined, they can overcome anything”

  ~Nelson Mandela

6. “After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb”

  ~Nelson Mandela

7. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall”

  ~Nelson Mandela

8. “Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will”

  ~Nelson Mandela

9. “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner”

  ~Nelson Mandela

10. “It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership”

  ~Nelson Mandela

11. “We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right”

  ~Nelson Mandela

12. “Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people”

  ~Nelson Mandela

13. “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”

  ~Nelson Mandela

14. “Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do”

  ~Nelson Mandela

15. “It is in the character of growth that we should learn from both pleasant and unpleasant experiences”

  ~Nelson Mandela

16. “I am not an optimist, but a great believer of hope”

  ~Nelson Mandela

17. “A winner is a dreamer who never gives up”

  ~Nelson Mandela

18. “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies”

  ~Nelson Mandela

19.“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite”

  ~Nelson Mandela

20. “As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself. Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility”

~Nelson Mandela

21. “Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity”

~Nelson Mandela

22. “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same”

~Nelson Mandela

23. “Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening”

~Nelson Mandela

24. “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears”

~Nelson Mandela

Last thing to my readers , I would like to hear from you…

Let me know in comments, Which of the  above quotes you like the most ?

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Neeraj Kaple

Neeraj Kaple is a software engineer based in Mumbai. He writes articles which motivates/inspire people to achieve their goals. He also writes about software's, blogging tools, internet marketing and how-to guides on his another Blog Techmazic.com.

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