Nelson Mandela Would Have Turned 99 Today, Let’s Recall His Words

Nelson Mandela would have turned 99 years old today. Born on July 18, 1918, he died five years ago at 95. Though not with the world, Mandela’s spirit for equalty and freedom, stays.

His politics stood for justice, and equality without any spirit of violence or revenge.
Here are some Quotable Quotes from Mandela
“Overcoming Poverty is Not An Act of Charity, Its an Act of Justice.”

“”Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end.”

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” 

“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.”

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

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

“Few things make the life of a parent more rewarding and sweet as successful children.” 

“No one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens but its lowest ones.” 

“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.”

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

“Our children are our greatest treasure. They are our future. Those who abuse them tear at the fabric of our society and weaken our nation.” 

“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.” 

“Lead from the back – and let others believe they are in front.” 

“A critical, independent and investigative press is the lifeblood of any democracy. The press must be free from state interference. It must have the economic strength to stand up to the blandishments of government officials. It must have sufficient independence from vested interests to be bold and inquiring without fear or favor. It must enjoy the protection of the constitution, so that it can protect our rights as citizens.”

“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.” 



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