Inspirational Quotes & Positive Life Messages

Inspiring and Honest Quotes by Nelson Mandela

Quotes from Nelson Mandela, a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.
  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

    ~ 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
  • It always seems impossible until it's done.

    ~ Nelson Mandela
  • For 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.

    ~ Nelson Mandela
  • After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.

    ~ Nelson Mandela
  • A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

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

    ~ Nelson Mandela
  • There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

    ~ Nelson Mandela
  • If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.

    ~ Nelson Mandela