Nelson Mandela (Twitter), former President of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize winner, has died at age of 95. Below is a collection of quotes and photos we have gathered to remember him.
Nelson Mandela’s quotations:
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
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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.
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
In my country we go to prison first and then become President.
I detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man.
Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.
I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. 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.
Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.
A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.
I always knew that deep down in every human heart, there is mercy and generosity. No one is born hating another person because of the color of his kin, 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 the opposite.
A freedom fighter learns the hard way that it is the oppressor who defines the nature of the struggle,and the oppressed is often left no recourse but to use methods that mirror those of the oppressor.At a point, one can only fight fire with fire.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment.
We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
Photos of Nelson Mandela – some of the best clicks: