Nelson Mandela quotes

Door Marissey gepubliceerd op Friday 06 December 01:36

December 5th 2013, Nelson Mandela, fighter for freedom, equality and unity, passed away. Commemorating a few quotes, hoping to contribute to keep his legacy alive. 

"I'm not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying."

"A winner is a dreamer who never gives up."

"Nothing is black or white."

"As I walked out of the door towards 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."

"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."

"There is no passion to be found playing small-in settling for a live that is less than the one you are capable of living."

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

"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 only be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that generation. Let your greatness blossom."

"There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires."

"Let there be justice for all. Let there be peace for all. Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all. Let each know that for each the body, the mind and the soul have been freed to fulfill themselves."

"Tread softly, breathe peacefully, laugh hysterically."

"Peace is the greatest weapon for development that anyone can have."

"Once a person is determined to help themselves, there is nothing that can stop them."

"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."

"It is music and dancing that make me at peace with the world."


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