Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (/mænˈdɛlə/; 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Politically an African nationalist and democratic socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997. A Xhosa born to the Thembu royal family, Mandela attended Fort Hare University and the University of Witwatersrand, where he studied law. Living in Johannesburg, he became involved in anti-colonial politics, joining the ANC and becoming a founding member of its Youth League. A... More

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Nelson Mandela #Change #Education

Photo of Nelson Mandela Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela #Courage #Fear

Photo of 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 #Dreams #Forgiveness

Photo of 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 #Experience

Photo of 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 #Fear #Peace

Photo of Nelson Mandela Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.
Nelson Mandela #Freedom #Money #Success

Photo of Nelson Mandela Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.
Nelson Mandela #Freedom

Photo of Nelson Mandela Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.
Nelson Mandela #Freedom

Photo of Nelson Mandela There is no such thing as part freedom.
Nelson Mandela #Good #Wisdom

Photo of Nelson Mandela A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
Nelson Mandela #Good

Photo of Nelson Mandela A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don't have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.
Nelson Mandela #Good

Photo of Nelson Mandela Nonviolence is a good policy when the conditions permit.
Nelson Mandela #Government #Peace

Photo of Nelson Mandela There are many people who feel that it is useless and futile to continue talking about peace and non-violence against a government whose only reply is savage attacks on an unarmed and defenceless people.
Nelson Mandela #Life

Photo of Nelson Mandela 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.
Nelson Mandela #Life

Photo of Nelson Mandela Sometimes, I feel like one who is on the sidelines, who has missed life itself.
Nelson Mandela #Life #Time

Photo of Nelson Mandela I made a mistake by being ejected from the presidency. Next time, I will choose a Cabinet which will allow me to be life President.
Nelson Mandela #Love #Peace

Photo of Nelson Mandela Give a child love, laughter and peace, not AIDS.
Nelson Mandela #Men

Photo of Nelson Mandela Only free men can negotiate. A prisoner cannot enter into contracts.
Nelson Mandela #Morning

Photo of Nelson Mandela I have retired, but if there's anything that would kill me it is to wake up in the morning not knowing what to do.
Nelson Mandela #Moving On

Photo of Nelson Mandela Forget the past.
Nelson Mandela #Peace #Work

Photo of Nelson Mandela Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.
Nelson Mandela #Peace

Photo of Nelson Mandela Intervention only works when the people concerned seem to be keen for peace.
Nelson Mandela #Politics

Photo of 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 #Politics #Time

Photo of Nelson Mandela Before I went to jail, I was active in politics as a member of South Africa's leading organization - and I was generally busy from 7 A.M. until midnight. I never had time to sit and think.
Nelson Mandela #Strength

Photo of Nelson Mandela Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
Nelson Mandela #Society

Photo of Nelson Mandela There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.